Welcome to Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center

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We Offer the Best of Ohiopyle


Whitewater Rafting

In 1962, we began offering guided whitewater rafting tours in Ohiopyle. Now more than 50 years later and over a million river miles paddled, we are still doing it because being on the river is unlike any other outdoor experience.


Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center offers you the chance to experience all the splendor of the largest park in Pennsylvania, Ohiopyle State Park, with our many water and land activities.


There’s so much to do in Ohiopyle that sometimes you can’t do everything in one day. When your plans call for an overnight stay or a long weekend with friends or family, let us help you with the perfect accommodations.

Tis the Season… Fall Festivals hit the Laurel Highlands

22 Sep

One of my favorite things about the Fall is the Fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands. And, in my opinion, the best are yet to come! Up first is the Springs Folk Festival in Springs, Pennsylvania at the Springs Historical Society. This festival showcases “an exceptional array of quality handcrafted items – truly one-of-a-kind […]

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We just returned from a trip down the Upper Yough. We wanted to thank you for such an amazing day. Your staff were all very helpful and friendly. We were most impressed with our guide. Garth is very good at his job!!! Our safety was his priority with very clear instructions, he also has the greatest sense of humor, we laughed A LOT!! We can’t stop talking about Laurel Highlands to our friends! We are planning another trip with some of them and will be definitely asking for Garth as our guide. Please pass this note on to Garth. We want him to know how much we appreciated him!

This was my girlfriend’s and my first time whitewater rafting and the experience by FAR exceeded our expectations. We both had an AWESOME time and are already planning another trip next year. We are hoping this will be an annual trip for us for many years. The only suggestion I can make is…. don’t change a thing. Everything was perfect and the guides were very serious and hilarious at the same time. They have a knack for helping a first timer understand exactly what’s going on in the water and what to expect to occur. They made sure everything was done safely and were very friendly in doing this. Thanks again for a wonderful and memorable experience.

My family recently experienced a river tour on Sat. August 12 with your company. We wanted to write to let you know what a great time we had.

My husband and I are both Postmasters with a combined total of just over 45 years of customer service experience. We can honestly say your company provided exceptionally good service.

Jesse was our guide and he was AWESOME! He was knowledgeable about the river, the area, and his job. It was a pleasure having him as our guide. In fact, when we come again we’ll be asking for him.