Stories and Films

Stories from the Gorge

The Wild Ones

Get to know the Wild Ones – the people who made Adventures On The Gorge the one-of-a-kind adventure resort it is today.

The Wild Ones: Bongo

“I never realized there was a place where people lived that wasn’t so much about what you had; everyone’s living in tents, hanging out together, and really enjoying living every day.”

The Wild Ones: Jo-Beth

“I lived in a tent, cleaned wetsuits, and did everything I could just to go down the Gauley River as many times as I could…and it was awesome.”

The Wild Ones: Joe

“The first time I went down the New River I was six years old. I just remember everyone around the guides constantly laughing. You knew there was something about them that was special. That’s what I wanted to be.”

Video Boaters: Then and Now

Follow the lives of our intrepid artists making sure you get the perfect vacation video

Paddles of the Past: A Summersville Dam History

When construction began on Summersville Dam in 1960, its primary purpose was to mitigate flood potential downstream at population centers like Charleston, WV. In the 50-odd years since, Summersville Dam has saved countless lives and prevented untold billions in property damage, but the earthen behemoth would soon also change the face of tourism and recreation in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Lookout Post: A Conference Center on the Edge

Located on the very rim of the New River Gorge, Lookout Post Conference Center is the only conference center with unparalleled views of Southern West Virginia.

Migration

Our raft guides come from all over the world to guide one of hardest commercial rafting trips in the world.

Stories

The Wonder Years

Young parents from Baltimore, MD takes their kids on an outdoor experience they’ll sure to remember for years to come

Recalibration

Taking a vacation is more than just taking a break from your life – it’s a way to reconnect and recalibrate.

Generations

Strengthening connections across different generations

Building Bridges: A Wedding on the New River Gorge

Melissa and Jason – The Girl Who Waited

Old Friends and New Adventures

An annual rafting trip with old friends to discover new adventures

Out of Office

It’s all about the adventure for Lizzy and her friends

Adventures

Lower New River Gorge

There’s no better way to cool down on a hot summer’s day than with a thrilling whitewater ride down the Lower New River Gorge.

Upper New River

Get your feet wet in the Upper New River, the section of the river perfect for families, scouts and youth groups to be introduced to whitewater rafting.

Upper Gauley River

Do you have what it takes to take on one of the extreme whitewater rafting rivers in the United States?

Lower Gauley River

It’s not as extreme as the Upper Gauley, but rafting in the Lower Gauley will surely deliver an adrenaline rush to any rafter who paddles it.

Summer Gauley Rafting

The river rafting is at its peak in the fall, but that doesn’t mean rafting in the spring or summer is not an adventure in itself!

Gauley River Overnight

Experience the best whitewater rafting for two days, with relaxing stay at a private camp with a chef and wood-fired hot tubs.

Summersville Lake Adventures

Get the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure with our Summersville Lake Adventures

Gravity Ziplines

Fly high on one of the longest, tallest, and fastest ziplines in the country.

New River Gorge Rock Climbing

Beginners and experienced climbers are sure to find a trail to challenge them on the New River Gorge.

TreeTops Zipline Canopy Tour

Make your way through the West Virginia wilderness in a system of zip lines, cable bridges, and tree platforms  that are otherwise inaccessible by other means.

TimberTrek

With five courses of varying difficulties, TimberTrek is an activity you can do with the whole family.

New River Guided Hiking

Enjoy the fresh mountain air as you hike through the our established trails that are sure to get you close to the native flora and lead to spectacular panoramic views.