East Race Rafting

Enjoy white water rafting in the heart of downtown South Bend! The East Race Waterway is the first man-made white water rafting course in North America. Since opening in 1984, it has provided water enthusiasts and thrill seekers alike.

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Every steep drop and rush of water are only part of the thrill. Come by yourself, or with a whole group! There are various raft sizes available for all skill levels.

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Prices (per person)

*All equipment is provided

1 Ride: $6
2 Rides: $10
3 Rides: $15

Swift Water Kayak

*Must bring own equipment

$15 per kayak for the day


"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, South Bend

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Additional Information

  • Rubber soled shoes with heel strap are required. Flip flops and sharp jewelry/objects are not allowed. 
  • 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.