About Us

Over 50 Years of Rafting Excellence.

Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center is a family-owned business operated by your hosts, the McCarty family. From our family patriarch, Ralph McCarty, a pioneer in the sport of whitewater rafting, to his great-grandchildren, the McCarty family is ready to welcome your family to our outdoor home in Ohiopyle, PA. We invite you to experience whitewater rafting at an adventure level created just for YOU!

Since opening our doors in 1962, we have accumulated the knowledge to offer you, our guests, first-class outdoor adventures in Pennsylvania’s largest park, the beautiful Ohiopyle State Park, and surrounding areas in Maryland and West Virginia. With amazing raftingoutdoor activities, and lodging, we offer you one of the most complete outdoor vacation destinations in the Laurel Highlands area.

With more than 50 years of commercial rafting experience, over a million river miles paddled, and a staff with over 350 years of combined river experience, we have some of the most accomplished guides on the East Coast. Our staff has one common goal — to offer you the best outdoor experience possible. Long-time guide Bob Stover has helped us develop the longest running and most complete state certified training program in the East. In addition to our training program, all guides are certified in American Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. Your guides are the heart of our company, and you will be in good hands!

Our main office and Outdoor Center is located in the heart of Ohiopyle State Park. In addition to rafting tours for groups and individuals of all ages and experience levels, we offer zipliningbikingrock climbing, field trips, and much more! One of the most attractive features about this area is that it offers something for everyone, regardless of your experience. If you need assistance planning your outdoor adventure, give us a call today. Our office is open year round, and we will be happy to help you plan a fun-filled visit to the beautiful Laurel Highlands. And remember, we will match any of our competitors’ advertised prices.

So come paddle a few miles with us and become part our family. We hope to see you on the river soon!