Upper Delaware Council 31st Annual Family Raft Trip

Join the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) for a scenic eight-mile raft trip on the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River from the Ten Mile River Access in the Town of Tusten to Kittatinny Canoes Luke's Landing Base in Barryville.

Advance reservations with payment of $29 adults and $19 children (ages 5-12) are requested by July 26. The registration form is available at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org, or by contacting UDC Secretary Ashley Hall-Bagdonas at (845) 252-3022 or ashley@upperdelawarecouncil.org.

Rendezvous between 9-10 a.m. at Kittatinny Canoes' Adventure Center in Barryville. Following check-in, board a shuttle bus up to the TMR Access to start the journey.

Rafts, paddles, life vests, and safety instructions will be provided. Minimum occupancy per raft is four people. Parties of less than four can be matched at the UDC's discretion.

The average trip length is four hours, though the timing varies according to river level, wind, and each group's desired pace. 

The UDC non-profit organization has hosted a public raft trip annually since 1988 to promote stewardship of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River through a fun activity offered at a deeply discounted group rate.

A different section of the 73-mile-long Upper Delaware River which forms the border between New York State and Pennsylvania is highlighted each year. 

Participants should be in good physical condition. Children must weigh a minimum of 40 lbs. and be able to swim.

Pack a picnic lunch and plenty of drinking water. Dress to get wet, wear sunscreen and foot protection, and avoid bringing valuables. Small coolers and waterproof bags for items such as cameras and keys may be tied into the raft.

For information on water safety, refer to the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational website at http://www.nps.gov/upde/planyourvisit.safety.htm.


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About the Vessel

Six people fit comfortably in the sturdy rafts. Minimum occupancy per raft is four. Parties of less than four will be matched at the UDC's discretion. For optimum safety, all children and adults will be required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device when they are on the water for the duration of the trip. Waivers are required of all participants. Adult and youth waivers are available at www.kittatinny.com on the Forms page.

Seasons Open and Departure

August 4, 2019

Length of Tour

8 Miles

Costs and Fees

Adults (ages 13 and up): $29; Children (ages 5-12): $19

Appropriate Age Groups

Ages 5 to Adult

How to Find the Departure Point

Kittatinny Canoes Adventure Center, 3854 State Route 97, Barryville, NY 12719

GPS Coordinates:  Lat: 41.479198   Lng - 74.954927

Eco-Friendly Notes

The Upper Delaware Council is a non-profit organization working since 1988 in partnership with the National Park Service to conserve the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River for the benefit of present and future generations.

Its members are the New York towns and Pennsylvania townships that border along the river, as well as the State of New York, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Delaware River Basin Commission.



The 28th Annual Family Raft Trip on August 7 will paddle from Skinners Falls to Ten Mile River. Park and check-in between 9-10 a.m. at the Lander’s Skinners Falls Campground. The cost is $26 adults and $16 ages 5-12. Please join us!

Laurie Ramie, 5/16/2016

The Upper Delaware Council is celebrating its 30th year of operation as a non-profit organization representing 13 communities that border along the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River in NY and PA and both states as voting members of our board. All are welcome to participate in this year's raft trip.

Laurie Ramie, 5/7/2018

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