For a true wilderness adventure, start on the Upper New River and spend 2 nights camping on the river before taking on the Lower New on your last day.
Day 1 –
The New River defines the classic West Virginian whitewater rafting with placid pools and exciting drops. It is divided into sections that challenge both the beginner and advanced rafters.
The Lower New River offers one of the best whitewater rafting experience you can have in West Virginia . It is a large volume river with large shelf drops and boulders, creating the perfect combination on waves and hydraulics for a world class whitewater rafting.
The Upper New River is a large volume river, which makes for huge rapids in the Lower Gorge, but placid and wide in the valley. The water is shallow and flows through long calm pools and ripply shoals. There will be fun waves, moving water, but it is not as challenging at the Lower New.
Class I – IV
Class I – IV
Class I – II, with an occasional III
On Class III- IV and harder trips, a guide sits in every raft and provides instruction at each major rapid and throughout the trip. On some trips like the Upper New and Summer Gauley, guests may be in their own inflatable kayaks (duckies). If that is the case, guides will be present to instruct, advise and assist.
On day one, you can paddle a duckie or request to be in a standard raft. On day two, you will be in a 16-feet long raft, with comfortable seating for 8 guests and a professional guide.
This trip consists of 3 full days of rafting. You’ll spend between 4-6 hours on the water depending on the water level, plus shuttle time to and from the river.
Customized quotations are available upon request for groups with over 15 members.
The minimum age for this 2-day trip is 12 years old. Our PFDs (personal floatation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 58 inches.
Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.