Experience an urban thrill unlike any other in the heart of downtown South Bend.
// PLAN YOUR TRIP TO THE
EAST RACE WATERWAY //
OPEN June 20th – August 30th
Saturdays 12-5 pm | Sundays 12-4 pm
Special Dates September 6th 12-4 pm September 13th 12-4 pm
WHITEWATER RAFTING IN SOUTH BEND
EAST RACE IS NOW OPEN!
Book your trip today and check out our "Know Before You Go" tips below to get more information on our response to COVID-19.
"I get to Notre Dame a few times per year, and have always wanted to do this. Finally I had some weekend time to burn and man I was not disappointed. This was an awesome adventure and a cant beat price! Highly recommend!" - Jason B.
"This experience is unforgettable! No where else offers this experience in their downtown - whitewater rafting within a couple of blocks of a local food co-op, hotels, coffee shops, and fine dining. A fun way to take a break from the everyday, team up, get a little wet, and see South Bend from a new perspective. PLUS: affordable, fun, and easy to access." - 1KOB
// WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING //
Everything you need to know before heading to the East Race
// KNOW BEFORE YOU GO //
Rubber soled shoes with heel strap are required. Flip flops and sharp jewelry/objects are not permitted.
All equipment is provided.
Required height for rafting is 54".
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the raft.
The East Race runs at a Class 2 rafting and is 1,900 feet. (Class Two: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, small drops, might require maneuvering.)
It is recommended you bring an extra set of clothes and towels - you will get wet! Note: There are no changing rooms, but a handicap accessible restroom facility is available along with an outdoor rinse shower.
Kayakers are welcome on the East Race, but must supply their own equipment.
// IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES //
Keep 6ft of distance from anyone not within your group.
Face masks or face coverings will not be allowed to be worn while going down the East Race.
After each trip down the East Race all the equipment (boats, paddles, helmets, and jackets) will be disinfected before being taken back to the top of the East Race to be used again.
Lines may be longer than usual as we will be preventing over crowding while getting equipment and on the pier at the start of the race. Remember to keep 6 ft distance while in lines.