Welcome to River Sport School of Paddling 2021 Paddling Season….

When 2020 unfolded, we were all dealt with many challenges on how to navigate with Covid affecting every facet of life. For Riversport, our concern was the safety of everyone involved with our programs and how to create an environment that still allowed for kayaking.  After much planning, rather than closing down,  we decided to follow state guidelines,  isolate, minimize group numbers, and create a safe space for our students. “Healthy in, and healthy out.”

We feel that this Summer was a success. Everyone attending, lived within the Riversphere bubble, which prevented any outside contamination. Fortunately, there were no Covid cases among our students.  As we move into 2021, there is the rise of more cases, but the potential for a vaccine from a few companies is on the horizon. Until then, we will again follow the protocols set in place that worked, that kept everyone safe, and that allowed us to paddle on the rivers we love.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Have a great winter season, and here’s to an awesome 2021 paddling season.

From the staff of Riversport-         Andy, Erica, Aspen, Will, Colby,

Mitch, and Jake

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2021 Kid Kayak Camp Registration Sale Event

Amazing Sale for Kayak Camps Available until Monday 11/30

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Riversport Square Gift Cards Available  

Store Location will Reopen in April 2021

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History of Riversport

Originally known as River Paths in the late 1970’s, the operations moved across the river and evolved into Riversport during the early 1980’s. Since the mid 80’s, Riversport has been a family owned business and premier instructional paddling school with a retail store located along the majestic Youghiogheny River in Confluence, Pennsylvania. We have a knowledgeable staff of ACA certified instructors, young National Geographic sponsored paddlers, professional ski instructors, and teachers that provide safe and positive learning experiences on the water. Our rental location specializes in recreation on the Youghiogheny River and Lake with stable Kayaks, stable SUPs and relaxing Rafting trips.


Our main store, instructional, and rental location is right next to the Youghiogheny Bridge on 281. We are across the river from the Outflow Campground, and next to the Lucky Dog Café.

Directions From East on Turnpike: Take I-76 West (PA TurnPike) Exit at Somerset (exit 10) drive straight from the toll booth to main intersection and follow 281 South signs to Confluence, PA (24 miles). Continue to follow 281 South through town. Then 281 S will take you across the Castleman River bridge and we are located just on the left before you cross the Yough River Bridge (next to the Lucky Dog Café)

Directions From Ohio & West on Turnpike: Take I-76 East (PA Turnpike) Exit at Donegal (old exit 9) turn Left out of toll booth and drive 1.5 miles to 711/381 intersection. Follow 711 to Normalville, then turn left onto 381 and continue to Ohiopyle. In Ohiopyle take Sugarloaf Road (between boater change house parking lots). Sugarloaf Road brings you to 281. Take a left, and continue down the hill on 281 N. You will cross the Youghiogheny River Bridge. We are located on the Right (next to the Lucky Dog Café)