Take the whole family on an exciting rafting adventure with our Upper New River 3-day Overnight trip.
Enjoy the gentle rapids and long wave trains of the scenic Upper New River during the day, and relax underneath the stars as we camp overnight, 2 nights on a secluded beach.
This adventure includes:
Day 1 –
For a checklist of what to bring, see our New River Overnight Checklist.
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 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 – II, with an occasional III
You will have guides herding the duckypack from their own duckies or kayaks. There will also be gear boater on an oar-rig boat and a guide in a standard raft if someone chooses to travel by raft instead of duckie on this trip.
We typically take double duckies on the Upper New Overnights along with standard 16-foot raft to transport gear. If you would prefer to be in a raft, please let us know in advance. Standard rafts can comfortably seat 8 guests and a guide.
The total trip is 3 days from the time you leave base camp until you return. We spend most of both of them on the water, with the second day being a bit shorter.
Special rates may be available for groups.
The minimum age for this 3-day trip is 6 years old. Our PFDs (personal flotation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 58 inches.
Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.