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Upper Yough Expeditions

Class V Whitewater Rafting in Friendsville, MD

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Welcome to Whitewater Nirvana

We’re glad you’ve found one of the most glorious Class V whitewater runs in the Eastern United States, the Upper Yough (pronounced “Yock”). Upper Yough Expeditions has over 30 years of experience in showing our guests this fabulous piece of whitewater, and we invite you to join us on this can’t-miss experience!

Your Experience

You haven’t felt anything like rafting the Upper Yough River. As your trip begins, the water is calm and tranquil. Don’t let it fool you!

Almost immediately your trip heats up with some Class III rapids. These challenging rapids are just a warm-up for what’s to come with rafting in Maryland. Our guides help foster a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie, which is necessary to navigate the increasingly difficult rapids.

After working through the river’s famous rafting landmarks such as Split Decision and Fat Man’s Squeeze, you’re thrust headlong into the Class V rapids at Bastard Falls. A truly exceptional Upper Yough rafting experience awaits!