River Sport 2022

Welcome to our upcoming 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 instructional and rental programs. We created a plan to allow our camps to continue and kept smaller individual groups separated safely even during transportation. “Healthy in, and healthy out” was our motto.

Moving forward, it was refreshing to see the increase of participation within all areas of outdoor recreation. Even as most states begin to open up and relax operational limitations, Riversport is still adhering to our local and state guideline according to the CDC. As more individuals and age brackets continue to vaccinate, we will still strive to create a safe environment for all of our guest. Riversport will continue to recommend social distancing when masks cannot be worn. Masks are optional during our transportation and shuttle services when distancing is not an option.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to another great Summer of creating a sense of normalcy while on the water during these Covid times.

Thank you from Riversport’s Staff and Family

Riversport Online Store Trips and Rentals

We offer Full Middle Yough Raft and Kayak trips (10.7 miles) down to Ohiopyle Friday to Monday from our store location using the launch area.

Tuesday to Thursday we offer the “Short” Trip version (2-mile float to Ram Cat Trail Head), or the Yough Lake.

Kids Camp 2022 Dates (Ages 10-15)

Advanced Kayak Camp 2 July 31-Aug 5 2022-5 Day Course Early Registration Price (Class IV Paddlers) $600/ $800

August Kids Camp Please call for Information

We offer Adult Kayak Lessons from 1-5 Days

Please Email: contact@riversportonline.com or Call the Riversport Store @ 814-395-5744

Riversport Online Store


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)

Riversport School of Paddling

855 River Road

Confluence, PA 15424