Hudson River Camping & Whitewater Rafting



May to October, 2019

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Package Includes: 
  • 2 Nights Camping at Whitewater Challengers Campsite, North Creek, NY
  • 1 Day of Whitewater Rafting in the Hudson River Gorge
  • Camping Friday & Saturday nights w/modern rest rooms, hot showers, camp store 
  • Professional Guides & Equipment
  • Wetsuits included
  • Transfers from rafting center to the river and back
  • River Snack included
  • All Taxes
  • Ziplining and paintball excursions are available, call for pricing.
2019 Rates:
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- Minimum age April-May: 14
- Minimum Age June, Sept & October: 10
- Mimimum Age July-August: 8
- Earn (1) free trip for every (10) paid!
- If only camping 1 night deduct $8 per person
For reservations and information call Banchi Outdoor Adventures at 609-584-0005 or  800-769-9660, use our online Quote Request Form, or E-mail us at

Optional Adventures:

Zip Line Adventure: 
The zipline is the length of a football field with 12 different elements (w/8 bridges).

Hiking Tour:
Visit the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area

Kayak Tour:
Visit the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area by Kayak:
Program includes guide, equipment and transportation 
Pre-registration is required. No meals are included, please bring lunch or light snack and it will be kept in a dry bag.

Mountain Biking: 
Available at additional cost.


A individual deposit $50 p/p is required at time of booking.  Final payment is due (30) days prior to trip.  All initial reservation deposits are non-refundable.  Written cancellation received (30) or more days prior to trip date will be eligible for refund less the initial reservation deposit, and lodging adjustment if applicable.  Written cancellation received within (30) days of the trip will maybe eligible for lodging adjustment only, no other refunds will be issued.  NO refund can be made for cancellations less than 7 days ahead, or for no-shows or late arrivals, no show, no refund.  Use of alcohol is prohibited before or during the trip, if you are deemed unsafe to raft no refund will be issued.



Hudson River Description: 

A whitewater rafting trip through the Hudson River Gorge means western-style whitewater adventure right here in the central Adirondacks of New York!  The Hudson River Gorge is rated one of the Top 10 whitewater rafting runs in America.  And no wonder!  This is the Hudson River as she used to be ... crystal clear, clean, alive and powerful, as her unbridled whitewater thunders alongside 500-foot granite cliffs, and through awesome rapids like Givneys' Rift, the Narrows, Little Nasty and Greyhound Bus Stopper. 

The Hudson River's whitewater is most powerful in the spring and fall; rafting is somewhat more moderate in mid-summer. Scheduled whitewater dam releases assure terrific rafting fun all season long.   Whitewater rafting releases from Lake Abanakee add extra water to the Hudson River even during our high adventure Spring season, making this a favorite rafting destination even for whitewater pros.  

Speaking of pros, our dedicated team of whitewater guides makes this a rafting trip that even first-timers can enjoy.  Our rafting center is conveniently located alongside the Hudson River, on Route 28, in North River, NY, where a hearty dinner follows each day's rafting trip.
So pick a Spring date for a whitewater ride on the wild side.  Or come during the Summer or Fall to explore the Hudson River Gorge at a more relaxed pace.  Either way, the unparalleled blending of wilderness scenery and western-style whitewater will make this one of your favorite whitewater rafting adventures ever!  Travel time to the North Creek from NYC or NJ is appr. 4 to 5 hours, Whitewater Challenger rafting center is 10 minutes.
Daggett Lake prides itself on being a Quiet and peaceful campground quiet hours are strictly enforced.

Local Attractions: 

Copperfield Inn 518-251-2500, Trappers Tavern (518) 251-0827 and Smith’s restaurant in North Creek Village (great family food), in North Creek Village. Gore Mountain Ski Lodge & Inn 518-251-2003, on the way to Gore Mt.


Take the NY State Thruway north to Albany exit #24, pay toll ($3.65), get on the Northway I87 north to exit #23, Warrensburg, you will go north on Rt. 9, it will intersect with Rt. 28 West, take this 5.3 miles, immediately upon crossing the Hudson River, take a left on to Glen Athol Rd. (Wild Waters will be on right), Daggett Lake is 3 miles up on the left. Travel time to the Warrensburg from central NJ is appr. 4 to 5 hours, Whitewater Challengers rafting center are 20 minutes.

What to Bring: 

Old sneakers, bathing suit or shorts, poly-proplene long underwear for under your wet suit if required. Change of clothes/shoes, eyeglass straps, suntan lotion or sun screen, cap or visor, wool hat, sweater, socks, gloves, light wind breaker (no hoods), drivers license for wet suit rental, light snacks.  You may be required to rent wet suits; you will need (1) license for up to (6) rentals.

Do not Bring: 

Alcohol/drugs, ice chest, rain suits/ponchos, bare feet, and sandals or flip flops, expensive camera or jewelry, your wallet or valuables.  And you won't need money on the river, there are no drive through McDonalds were we're going!  HAVE FUN!  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.

River Classifications: 

Class 1: Easy-Moving water with small riffles and waves. Course Easy to find.

Class 2: Medium-Generally unobstructed rapids and waves up to 2 feet and wide channels. Some Maneuvering may be necessary.

Class 3: Difficult-Rapids with high irregular waves. The course is not easy to recognize. May require complex maneuvering.

Class 4: Very Difficult- Long extended rapids through very turbulent water. The course requires precise maneuvering through constricted passages. Scouting from shore is frequently necessary.

Class 5: Exceedingly Difficult-Long rocky rapids through very violent water. Routes are highly congested and must be scouted from the shore.

Class 6: Limit of Navigability-Nearly impossible and cannot be attempted without risk. For teams of experts only.

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