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Raft the Yough? Premium is the Way to GO!

Do you know what our most popular rafting trip on the Middle and Lower Yough is? The Premium Guided Tour. These tours are the best way to experience the Youghiogheny River for many reasons: Fully Customizable Our Premium Guided Tours are fully customizable. You can start your trip whenever you like and spend as much time on the river as you want. If your group wants to go 11:00 am, you can do that. And…

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Spring is coming to Ohiopyle!

Daylight Savings Time begins soon and you know what that means… Spring is just around the corner! Mother Nature can’t quite decide what to do with herself lately though. But the good news is we have been getting lots of precipitation here in Ohiopyle! Lots of snow and rainy warm-ups have helped maintain a full water table. This is the perfect recipe for GREAT springtime rafting! We should see some fun high-water days in the…

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We are OPENING!

Starting May 15th, Fayette County will join the 13 other counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania in moving to Gov Wolf’s yellow phase of re-opening. Things will look a little differently in Ohiopyle as we slowly reemerge from our COVID-19 closures. Here is what you can expect starting next week. What will be open? Laurel Highlands Outdoor Center will be open for retail sales, bicycle rentals, and Middle and Lower Yough equipment rentals. Guided rock climbing and…

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April 15 – COVID-19 Update from Ohiopyle

While we won’t be able to open April 17 as originally planned, it looks like we’ll be able to open the first full week in May. Here are the possible opening dates as we know them today: Opening May 8: Whitewater raftingRock climbingMountain bikingBicycle rentalsOutdoor Center retail storeOhiopyle Zip-line Adventure ParkOhiopyle Old Mill General Store Opening May 15: Yough Lake Campground Pay Early Special Update: We will be extending the Pay Early Special to May…

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COVID-19 Update from Ohiopyle

As we continue to monitor the quickly evolving developments surrounding COVID-19, we thought we would take a minute to share with you what is happening here in Ohiopyle. We’ve seen a number of difficult times and recognize that the current situation with the Coronavirus is unsettling. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to anyone who has been impacted. Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center is a family owned and operated business and one of our top…

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Pay Early, Save Big – Extended Through May 31!

We have some great news to share with you! Our Pay Early Special has been extended through the end of May. So, you’ll Save 15% when you book your reservation for ANYTIME in the 2020 season and pay for it in full by May 31. With the savings extended and the weather warming up quickly, now’s a great time to book your plans for Memorial Day Weekend. Take advantage of this offer and Book Online today…

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Trunk of Treats at Yough Lake Campground!

 Halloween Comes Early at Yough Lake Campground!  We will be hosting Trunk of Treats at Yough Lake Campground on Saturday, October 5th! Campers interested in participating are encouraged to decorate their campsites in Halloween or autumn theme. Pack up your favorite Halloween decorations to spook-ify your cabin, RV site, or tent site! And don’t forget to bring your candy or Trick or Treat bags. All registered campers are welcome to dress up and participate in Trick or Treating…

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Labor Day Festivities in Ohiopyle

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner and it has been another great season here at Laurel Highlands River Tours and Outdoor Center. But, it’s not over yet… And there’s lots of fun stuff to do in Ohiopyle to celebrate the holiday! Music in the Mountains festival will take place again in the Ohiopyle State Park on Saturday from 12 noon until 8pm and Sunday from 12 noon until 6pm. The festival will feature…

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4th of July Fun, Festivities, and Fireworks around Ohiopyle!

Now that summer is officially here it’s time to start planning for the next holiday weekend. And there are a lot of fun and exciting things happening around the Fourth of July. Let’s start with some fun local events! Braddock’s Inn Flea Market will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7 from 8am-4pm. Nemacolin Woodlands will be hosting a Fourth of July Americana Extravaganza on Saturday July 6th starting at 6pm. The Fourth of July…

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Weather Guarantee Rafting Vouchers

Worried about making reservations for rafting and then having a rainy day? Our new Weather Guarantee Rafting Voucher might be just what you’ve been looking for! We know it is hard to commit to a particular day only to have that day arrive and it not be the sunny 80 degree summer day you were envisioning. Weather Guarantee Rafting Vouchers give you the opportunity to find that picture-perfect day you are looking for. How does it…

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