BARRYVILLE – The 27th Annual Family Raft Trip sponsored by the Upper Delaware Council, Inc. will take place on Sunday, August 2. Public reservations are due by Friday, July 24.
The 2015 river section to be paddled is a seven-mile stretch from Barryville to Pond Eddy, NY. Kittatinny Canoes will provide the rafts, paddles, life jackets, safety instructions, and shuttle transportation.
Participants will park at Luke’s Landing, the entrance of which is located across the road from Kittatinny’s Barryville Base & Adventure Center at 3854 NYS Rt. 97. Check in at the UDC registration table between 9-10 a.m. All rafters must sign waivers prior to launching from the Barryville Access.
At the conclusion of their trips, guests will be shuttled back from Kittatinny’s Pond Eddy Access to their vehicles in Barryville.
Advance reservations at a deeply discounted cost of $27 for ages 13 and up, and $17 for ages 5-12, must be received by July 24.
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.