Upper New River White Water Rafting 3-Day Overnight - Adventures on the Gorge

Upper New River White Water Rafting 3-Day Overnight

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

  • Raft/duckie the Upper New River
  • Riverside lunch
  • Riverside dinner and camping

    Day 2

  • Riverside breakfast
  • Raft/duckie a second of the Upper New River
  • Riverside lunch
  • Riverside dinner and camping

    Day 3

  • Riverside breakfast
  • Raft/duckie final section of the Upper New River
  • Riverside snack

    For a checklist of what to bring, see our New River Overnight Checklist.

  • Upper New River FAQs

    About the Upper New River

    The Upper New River is a large volume river, which courses through the valley. This section of the river includes ripply shoals, long calm pools, fun waves and a few rapids to challenge our beginning rafters.

    Upper New River Rapids Classification

    Class I through II, with an occasional III

    Guide Information

    Our Upper New guides are absolute experts at working with beginner rafters and families with small children. Guides will be either in rafts or in duckies leading the pack.

    Boat Size

    We typically take duckies on the Upper New. They are inflatable, one or two-person rafts shaped like kayaks. With a duckie, you’ll get to experience a more personal whitewater rafting challenge and have the experience of a lifetime. Our duckies are self-bailing, which means water that splashes in will drain out on its own. They are stable, easy to maneuver, and fun. Standard 16-foot rafts are available as well upon request. They hold 8 guests plus a guide.

    Time on Water

    This is a mulit day trip. Depending on the water level, you’ll spend between 4-6 hours on the water each day.

    What’s Provided

    We provide transportation from our resort to the river and back again, all rafting equipment (helmet, life jacket, paddle and boat) and a sumptuous and filling riverside lunch. You will not go hungry!

    What to Bring

    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.

    Group Reservations

    Customized quotations are available upon request for groups with over 15 members.

    Requirements & Restrictions

    The Upper New minimum age is 6 years old. Our PFDs (personal floatation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 56 inches.

    Trip Safety

    Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.