SKINNERS FALLS, NY – The 30th Annual Family Raft Trip sponsored by the Upper Delaware Council will take place Sunday, August 5. Reservations are due by Friday, July 27.
The 2018 itinerary is the “classic” 10-mile Upper Delaware paddle: Skinner’s Falls to the Ten Mile River. Bounce through the white water of Skinner’s Falls in the Town of Cochecton, then glide through the river’s Big Eddy and past the iconic Narrowsburg Bridge in the Town of Tusten.
Lander’s River Trips will provide the rafts, paddles, life jackets, safety instructions and shuttle transportation.
Plan to arrive between 9-10 a.m. at Lander’s Skinners Falls Campground, 40 Skinners Falls West, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 for parking and check-in. Guests will be shuttled back to their vehicles from the Ten Mile River Access at the conclusion of the paddle.
The average time for this paddle is 4.5 hours, depending on river level, wind, weather, and each group’s desired pace.
The UDC’s bargain group discount rate is $27 for ages 13 and up; $17 for ages 5-12. Advance payment (exact cash or check) is requested by July 28 with the reservation to include complete contact information, all guest names, and the ages of children under 18.
Minimum occupancy per raft is four people. Parties of less than four will be matched at the UDC’s discretion. Participants should be in good physical condition. Children must weigh at least 40 lbs. and be able to swim.
All UDC participants (children and adults) are required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for the duration of the paddle.
Pack a picnic lunch and at least two liters of drinking water (plastic bottles only) per person. Expect to get wet and dress accordingly. Wear sunscreen and water shoes. Don’t bring valuables. Small soft-sided coolers and waterproof bags for cameras, keys, wallets, etc. may be tied into the raft.
The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) 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 local New York towns and Pennsylvania townships bordering the river, the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Delaware River Basin Commission.