Answers to Your Questions

1. JIM THORPE RIVER ADVENTURES RESERVATION FACTOIDS

• We encourage you to make reservations early using your VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards. • Adventures are on a first-come, first-served basis, so make that call! Whether you are 1 person or 100 people, we will make your River Adventure happen. So call us today! • We do accept personal checks and…

2. What do you provide?

• More fun than you can shake a stick at • Professional River Guides • Raft, Personal Flotation Device, and Paddle • Waterproof containers for your lunch • Comfortable heated changing rooms • Shady, scenic picnic area • Free Hot-Dog Cookout after your trip on weekends • Free Hot Showers

3. What do I need to bring?

What to bring rafting? The most important things to bring along are a positive, can-do attitude and a sense of humor. With those two traits you can have a fabulous adventure whether on the water or on land. We are fairly certain, however, that you would like a more specific list of essentials to bring…

4. How many people fit in a raft?

We want you to have an excellent rafting experience here at JTRA. We take 4-6 in a raft on the EasyWater rafting section. We take 6 in a raft on the Whitewater rafting trips on the upper and lower gorge.

5. Do you have group benefits? What are they?

Yes we do! We call a “group” 15 or more people – we think of that as 15 times the memories of your Jim Thorpe River Adventure! When you bring 15 or more people, there is a group price for that river activity which is a few dollars lower per person. In addition, 1 person…

6. What is a “dam release”?

Water Releases happen every single minute of every single day! Water always flows through the Francis Walter Dam that controls the Lehigh River. If the water wasn’t’ flowing all the time aquatic life would suffer – and the trout would complain! That’s why we can confidently say we run raft trips 7 days a week…

7. What is your cancellation policy?

14 or more days prior to trip/class, full refund 7-13 days prior to trip/class, 50% of the cancellation will be refunded. 1-6 days prior to trip/class, 50% of the total cancellation will be refunded in the form of a raincheck. No shows are non-refundable. Jim Thorpe River Adventures, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any…

9. How fit do I have to be to participate?

The simple answer is “YES” you need to be reasonably fit to take a raft trip. One of our raft trips, EasyWater Rafting, is well-suited to those people who may not be as fit as they would like to be. It is still a raft trip, you’ll still enjoy nice rapids, but they’re shorter rapids,…

10. What about safety?

We get the question all the time… “are rafting trips safe?” The short, honest answer is “no it isn’t safe… we practice hard to make it as safe as we can.” This answer sometimes shocks people – but it is honest. River rafting is an outdoor adventure activity, with an element of risk. You’re in…

11. Is rafting a good activity to do with kids?

You’ll get a big YES! answer out of us on this one. Kids just totally unwind when you put them in a raft on a beautiful river! It may seem nearly impossible to distract young ones from their electronic device world, yet every day we see the magic of the Lehigh River focus kids young…

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