NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) welcomes all to participate in its 25th Annual Family Raft Trip to be held on Sunday, August 4. The deadline for reservations is July 26.
As the UDC celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2013 of service as a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, a special invitation is extended to river valley residents to enjoy the waterway’s special qualities that justified its 1978 designation to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. This year’s raft trip will be on an eight-mile section from the Ten Mile River Access in the Town of Tusten to Luke’s Landing at the Kittatinny Campgrounds Barryville Base. Rafts, paddles, life vests, and safety instructions are provided. Children must be at least five years old and able to swim. Minimum occupancy per raft is four people; the rafts can comfortably accommodate six people. The UDC will match participants who do not have at least a foursome at its discretion.
Rafters will park and check in at the UDC registration table at the Luke’s Landing Base, located across NYS Route 97 from Kittatinny’s Adventure Center parking lot, 2.5 miles north of Barryville) between the hours of 9-10 a.m. on August 4.
Shuttle buses will transport guests to the Ten Mile River Access to launch their rafts and float downriver at their own pace. The expected travel time for this section is approximately 4.5 hours.
Bring drinking water, wear sunscreen and foot protection, and dress to get wet. Small coolers (with no glass containers) may be tied into the rafts.
Store personal items in waterproof bags and be prepared to carry out any trash.