This section of river is perfect for the young and the old who really just want to spend time splashing around, swimming and shooting the occasional rapid. This is a great place for mom to switch the guiding responsibilities to the kids while she works on the tan. Dad can have his own inflatable kayak that he and the kids can jump off and swim from. The Middle is not deemed a true whitewater stretch of river but is an excellent way to get out and spend the day on the water. Most guests do not need a guided tour on the Middle and prefer to rent the equipment and go on their on. Guided tours are more suited for large groups of children that only have a few adult chaperones.