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:
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
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.
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.
This is a mulit day trip. Depending on the water level, you’ll spend between 4-6 hours on the water each day.
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.
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.
Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.