Reservations Needed by July 29
Discounted Rates for Public
SKINNERS FALLS – The 28th Annual Family Raft Trip sponsored by the Upper Delaware Council, Inc. will take place on Sunday, August 7. Public reservations are due by Friday, July 29.
The 2016 river section to be paddled is a 10-mile stretch from Skinners Falls to Ten Mile River. 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 located off New York State Route 97 in the Town of Cochecton (GPS address: 40 Skinner’s Falls West Road, Narrowsburg, NY 12764), for check-in and launch.
The average length for this trip is 4.5 hours, depending on the river level, wind, and each group’s desired pace. Rafters will be shuttled back to their vehicles from the Ten Mile River Access south of Narrowsburg in the Town of Tusten.
The UDC’s deeply-discounted group discount rate is $26 for ages 13 and up, and $16 for ages 5-12. Advance payment is requested by July 29 with the reservation to include complete contact information, all guest names, and the ages of any minor 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 a minimum of 40 lbs. and be able to swim.
For optimum safety, all UDC participants (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.
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.
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 which border on the river, as well as the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Delaware River Basin Commission in a non-voting capacity.