Upper Delaware Council Family Raft Trip

Join the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) for an exciting and scenic 6-mile raft trip from Kittatinny's Staircase Access in the Town of Lumberland to their Matamoras Base on August 6, 2017. Advance reservations with payment of $27 adults and $17 children (ages 5-12) are required by completing a registration form available at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or by calling (845) 252-3022.

Parking and check-in is between 9-10 a.m. at the Matamoras Base located at 1147 Delaware Dr., Matamoras, PA 18336. Guests will be shuttled to the Staircase Access to begin their trip. The average trip length is 3.5 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. The UDC partners with a local outfitter to provide the rafts, paddles, life jackets, shuttle transportation, and safety instructions.

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.

Seasons Open and Departure

August 6, 2017

Length of Tour

6 Miles

Costs and Fees

Adults (ages 13 and up): $27; Children (ages 5-12): $17

Appropriate Age Groups

Ages 5 to Adult

How to Find the Departure Point

Kittatinny Canoes Matamoras Base located at 1147 Delaware Dr., Matamoras, PA 18336

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.

 

Comments

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

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