This years Ohiopyle Falls Festival will be on Saturday Aug 18, 2012. You can register at the
event. We need plenty of help, and will require everyone 18 and over who wants to run the Falls
to give the event at least one hour of volunteer safety! Registration fees are only $15 and
volunteers who give us at least two hours of their time will receive a cool T-shirt. Registration
forms and waivers are included here
. We ask that you
download the forms and bring them with you to the event in order to save time. You can sign up
for the race and/or freestyle competitions or to just do practice runs the day of the event.
A Word About Waterfalls:
It is important that everyone realize that running this waterfall should be for experienced
boaters only. Running this class IV waterfall has all the potential hazards involved with any
other class IV rapid. Our safety at the base of the falls only involves helping swimmers if and
when they wash out from under the falls. As with any whitewater activity you are responsible for
judging your own capabilities and for your own safety. If you do not have the experience to run
the falls please do not attempt to do so.
Even if you do not run the falls come on down as a spectator and celebrate with us at the
Ohiopyle Town Party.
- Over the Falls Race and Freestyle Event – 12-Noon
Practice Runs – 9am-Noon, then following Freestyle till 4pm
- Silent Auction
- Town Party with live band The Agway Shoplifters - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
- Awards Ceremony – Town Party
Falls Under Lights
Those interested in assisting with registration or race administration should contact Barry Adams
, the Festival
Coordinator, in advance or at the event.
A Brief History of Ohiopyle Falls Access:
After a 30+ year ban on running Ohiopyle Falls (with the exception of the festival), American
Whitewater reached a pilot agreement with Ohiopyle State Park for Falls access in 2010. This year
the Park has announced that they will increase the Falls access season through the autumn Launch
Booth closure date of Sunday October 7, 2012.
You can review the Park guidelines for Ohiopyle Falls access here
Come out and celebrate additional Falls access and support the Falls Festival with your volunteer
American Whitewater wishes to thank Barry Adams who volunteers his time to coordinate this
festival. Proceeds from the event support American Whitewater river stewardship.