The Lower New River Rapid Run is designed for those who want to experience the excitement of the Lower New River but in a shorter time frame. The Rapid Run has morning and afternoon start times and allows you to enjoy the New River when it is not peak times, creating a less crowded trip.
This express trip runs 8 miles, through 17 rapids, and is focused on the whitewater with no lunch or extra stops along the way. It is an ideal option for those looking to go whitewater rafting and do another adventure on the same day.
Minimum Age: 12
Have children under the age 12? Check out Kids Camp.
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.
Class I – IV
Class I – IV. The Dries are Class II – IV.
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, The Dries, 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.
Our standard rafts are 16 feet long, comfortably seating 8 guests and a guide.
This is a half day trip. You will spend 3 – 3.5 hours on the water.
We provide transportation from our resort to the river and back again, all rafting equipment (helmet, life jacket, paddle and boat) and a complimentary beverage.
Bring any medication you need throughout the day, plus sunscreen, sunglasses and a change of clothes to keep at the resort upon your return. Guides carry small waterproof bags to stow necessary medications. Depending on the time of year and the weather, you may also want a synthetic layer. If necessary, wetsuits and splash jackets are available for rent. Call us to book those, too.
The Rapid Run has a minimum age of 12 years old. Our PFDs (personal floatation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 58 inches.
Customized quotations are available upon request for groups with over 15 members.