Inflatable Kayaking

Montgomery Whitewater’s massive, recirculating river system is divided into two channels. Our Creek and Competition Channels include class II-IV whitewater activities.

Perfect for beginners to intermediate paddlers and rafters, the channels mimic a natural river. The 2,200-foot-long Creek Channel is designed for a Class II whitewater experience and is an excellent introduction to whitewater. A step up from the Creek Channel, the 1,600-foot-long Competition Channel is an incredible playground for those with more advanced skills and is ideal for even the novice rafter looking to take on bigger rapids. Both channels intersect in the lower pond to the takeout or back up the conveyor belt for another run!

Inflatable Kayaking
Ages 14+
Looking to take on the rapids without a guide? Challenge yourself on the continuous class II+ rapids on the Creek Channel at Montgomery Whitewater. Try out one of our inflatable kayaks, also called duckies. With no guide on board, you are the captain and will steer your own smaller whitewater craft. Start off in the lower pond where you can practice your strokes and work on keeping the boat straight and maneuvering in the current. When you are ready, paddle over to the conveyor belt and start your journey! After the conveyor drops you off in the upper pond, keep right and paddle to the Creek Channel. The rapids start off relatively calm and pick up speed as you head downstream towards the lower pond and finish with a bang at the big drop!

Duckies come in singles or tandems. Creek Channel Only.

All minors must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver.
WARNING: Continuous class II+ rapids will be encountered. Participants must be at least 15 years old. The ability to swim is mandatory for this activity as there is no guide in your boat. There is a high probability that you will have to swim in moving whitewater multiple times. This is not a lazy river experience.
Pass Options
Adult Activity Day Pass

Activity Day Passes include Whitewater Rafting (ages 8+), Inflatable Kayaking (ages 14+), and Flatwater Activities. The pass also allows you to raft or kayak multiple times in one day if trips are available. Check with Guest Services to join another raft or inflatable kayak trip. Flatwater Activities do not require reservations.


Montgomery Whitewater will suspend all activities if inclement weather is detected within an 8-mile radius. Activities will resume 30 minutes after the last lightning strike or once inclement weather clears the area. If the weather causes you to miss the majority of your trip, please visit Guest Services on the day of your trip to book another time slot at no extra charge, or we can offer a complimentary return rain check. Certain rules and restrictions apply.

Rules & Restrictions:

  • Rain-check will be issued from Guest Services, located at Base Camp
  • Season Passes do not qualify, as they have unlimited visits and can return on another day

A helmet, life vest, and paddle are provided on each rafting trip.

Bring a change of clothes. You’ll probably get soaked! Wear a bathing suit and secure footwear. Shoes must have a backstrap—no crocs or flip-flops. Rental Shoes are available for $10. Changing room and lockers provided on site.

Check-in at Base Camp and book your 90-minute rafting time slot. Arrive at the Raft Barn 10 minutes before your scheduled trip time, where you will sit through a quick safety talk and meet your raft guide.