A favorite of first-time rafters and whitewater enthusiasts alike, the Lower New River is ideal for an adventurous whitewater rafting trip in West Virginia. Did you know this ancient river is said to be the second-oldest river in the world? Over millions of years, its white water has carved the New River Gorge and left us with large shelf drops and boulders–a perfect combination of waves and hydraulics that make for world-class rafting.
With your river guide’s direction, you’ll paddle through 25 rapids from Classes II-IV. In between the rapids and epic drops, you’ll enjoy pools of calm water where you can catch your breath and gather strength for the next challenge. Then you’ll wrap up your adventure right below the landmark New River Gorge Bridge.
What should I wear? How durable are the rafts? And what does Class IV mean, anyway? We’ve got answers to your questions so you can feel confident and ready to start paddling.
Our team is made up of river guides with a passion for rafting, respect for the rapids, and extensive experience guiding adventurers of all levels. Knowledgeable, professional, and fun loving, they’re dedicated to minimizing risk and taking you on the run of a lifetime.