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Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

Wet and wild is the best way to describe whitewater rafting and kayaking in Western Maryland. If you’ve never held a paddle, we will show you the waters on the only mountaintop recirculating whitewater course in the world with gentle rapids in a controlled environment. And if you’ve been paddling for years, we offer Private Boating day passes.

Just a few minutes up the mountain from the base of Wisp Resort sits the the world’s only mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course. Whitewater rafting can be enjoyed by beginners, families and paddling enthusiasts atop Wisp Resort. Just watching? Walk the one mile trail surrounding the whitewater course and watch the excitement on the world's only mountain top river!

So, if you are a veteran rafter, or just curious about the course and what is available high atop Wisp Resort, come see for yourself.  Then ride the rapids and experience the thrill of whitewater!

Call 800.462.9477 for reservations.

Save time - print the 2 page Release Waiver, sign and bring with you at check-in.

Whitewater Rafting Rates 2021


Opening Day through Closing and Holidays including Monday, September 6
Whitewater Rafting
Wednesday through Sunday
Guided Rafting $89 pp
High Adventure Guided Rafting (Fill your raft with up to 3 people.) $499
Private Guided Rafting (Fill your raft with up to 6 people.) $499
Private Boating Includes whitewater kayaks, whitewater canoes, inflatable whitewater kayaks & duckies 
All Day Pass $39 pp
Season Pass $149
Comfort Rental Package $19 Includes neoprene booties, a wetsuit, and a splash jacket

Prices do not include applicable tax.

Reservations required.


Guided Rafting
Guided raft trips on the mountaintop whitewater course are in self-bailing 6 person rafts. The entire experience can last up to 90 minutes, including outfitting and a safety orientation. Guests can paddle through the course a number of times during the course of the trip depending on their comfort, stamina and ability. Minimum weight for all trips is 50 lbs. There may be other guests placed in your boat to fill rafts accordingly.

High Adventure Guided Rafting
For a wilder ride, try the smaller, more maneuverable guided raft trip that accommodates 3 people. The entire experience can last up to 90 minutes, including outfitting and a safety orientation. Guests can paddle through the course a number of times during the course of the trip depending on their comfort, stamina and ability. Minimum weight for all trips is 50 lbs. There may be other guests placed in your boat to fill rafts accordingly.

Private Guided Rafting

With a maximum of 6 guests of your choice per boat, you're sure to take home lots of memories made on the water! The entire experience can last up to 90 minutes, including outfitting and a safety orientation. Guests can paddle through the course a number of times during the course of the trip depending on their comfort, stamina and ability. Minimum weight for all trips is 50 lbs.

Private Boater Day Passes & Season Passes
For experienced paddlers who have their own whitewater equipment (whitewater kayaks, whitewater canoes, inflatable whitewater kayaks, or duckies), a private boater pass allows full day access when the whitewater course is running. Private boaters must call ahead to verify times. All private boaters must demonstrate the ability to self-right and self-rescue in a whitewater environment before attempting or entering the course.


Directions
The Whitewater Course is located in the Summit Park atop Wisp Resort. From MD 219 in McHenry, MD (traveling north, turn left on Sang Run Road; traveling south, turn right on Sang Run Road).  Go .25 mile and turn left onto Marsh Hill Road.  Take Marsh Hill Road approximately 1 mile, turn right on Overlook Pass.  At the top of the hill, turn right, Summit Park entrance will be about .75 of mile on the left. The Whitewater Lodge is the first building on the left in the gravel lot.

Arrival
Guests should arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start time to check-in, complete release waiver, gear up and familiarize themselves with the facility.

What to wear on the whitewater course?
Be prepared to get wet! A bathing suit, board shorts and/or synthetic layers work best. If it is windy in the spring or fall seasons, a splash jacket or some kind of shell will help you stay warm. Comfort wear is available to rent for $19 – this includes neoprene booties, a wetsuit, and a splash jacket. All rafters must wear shoes – no crocs, open-toed sandals or flip flops. Remember to bring a dry change of clothes, towel, toiletries and shoes for after your trip. Showers, changing rooms and secure lockers are available for your convenience.