Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours has been busy, busy, busy so far this July. We had a monster 4th of July weekend, putting over 500 people down the Youghiogheny River over a two day period on 3 sections of river. The weather was gorgeous, the water levels were great and everyone had a fantastic time.
Our Fully Guided and Guide Escorted Lower Yough tours have started hitting the numbers we are used to this time of year. We typically have a 10:30 or 12:30 trip going out daily on the Class III section of river. Most of our guests enjoy going Fully Guided, which puts an OTP river guide directly in your boat. With a lunch stop halfway down the river, It's a great way to enjoy the day. Our seasoned guide staff members know all the routes through the rapids which means you spend less time getting stuck on small rocks and there is a less chance of anyone falling out of the boat. Our guide escorted tours are designed for those with more whitewater experience but still want our guide staff out on the river with them. Our guides travel along with the trip in kayaks and other rafts, directing our guests down the river, and setting safety for you in the major rapids. This way, if someone falls out, the guide will gather them up as quickly as possible.
The Class V Upper Yough has been releasing every Monday, Friday, and Saturday and we've seen great crews and great levels on that section. Space is very limited on those tours so call to place your reservations well in advance.
It's been busy here in Ohiopyle, stayed tuned for more information, or come on down and enjoy the river!