Whitewater Rafting - Lower New River Gorge
Highlights / General details
This is among the most popular whitewater trips in the country and remains River Expeditions signature trip.
The Lower New River Gorge alternates from rapids to calm pools, allowing paddlers a break between the actions. As the gorge narrows, water tumbles over huge boulders forming big, splashy waves and moderate to difficult rapids. You’ll encounter giant holes, roller coaster waves and plenty of action packed whitewater excitement plus extras like Jump Rock, Swimmer’s Rapid and even surfing… West Virginia style!
Commonly referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the East,” this trip blends the elements of history, culture and scenic beauty to create the classic whitewater adventure. You’ll even finish the trip beneath the world famous New River Gorge Bridge.
Single Day Rafting; Round trip shuttle transportation to/from the river; Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages afterwards.
Transportation to headquarters at the address provided.
Hours of operation
Daily: April – October; Tour departs in the morning.
Tour time will be assigned upon confirmation of booking.
Guests must arrive 1 hour PRIOR to the scheduled departure time.
Approximately 5-7 hours.
Headquarters - River Expeditions 900 Broadway Avenue, Oak Hill WV, 25840.
In warmer months, a bathing suit, shorts, t-shirt, hat, sunglasses, sun screen, and old tennis shoes or river sandals are suggested. In spring and fall, a sweater, cap and socks of wool or polypropylene, over swim wear plus a wetsuit and/or nylon paddling gear with old tennis shoes or river sandals are suggested.
Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate.
Participants have a duty to act as would a reasonably prudent person when engaging in recreational activities offered by commercial whitewater outfitters and commercial whitewater guides in the states.
If you are pregnant, you will not be permitted to go rafting.
Rafting involves inherent risks and dangers. Rafting participants are required to complete a release form that includes a release, assumption of risk and indemnification agreement. You may complete the waiver on the day you raft, unless minors under age 18 are in your party who will not be accompanied by a parent or guardian, then they must provide a release form signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate.
A $20 cancellation fee for each guest canceling will be assessed.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**