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Overview

Raft. Camp. Explore.

Looking for a true wilderness adventure? Spend three days rafting the New River and two nights at a cozy, riverside campsite. An extension of our two-day trip on both the Upper New and Lower New, this three-day trip is the perfect choice if you’re looking to spend even more time immersed in nature.

Days one and two start with runs down the Upper New and Middle New. You’ll get to ease into whitewater rafting with mild rapids, a riverside lunch break, and plenty of time to float in calm pools. You’ll end each day at a campsite, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and tell tales by the campfire. On day three, we’ll venture back onto the water and take on bigger challenges and Class II-IV rapids on the popular Lower New!

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About the River

Did you know the New 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. The Lower New River provides adventurous rafting, while the Upper New River is typically more tame.

What’s Included

Transportation is covered from the resort to the river and back again. We’ll also provide all your rafting equipment (helmet, personal flotation device or PFD, paddle, and boat) and lunch and dinner on day one, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on day two, and breakfast and lunch on day three.

What to Bring

Bring any medication you need and sunscreen, sunglasses, and a changes of clothes, extra clothes for the river, and any toiletries you need. 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.

Trip Time

This is a Overnight Trip.
Depending on the day’s water level, you’ll spend between 4-6 hours on the water, plus shuttle time to and from the river. Trip length and intensity vary based on water levels, which change throughout the season.

Your Boat & Guide

Our standard, 16-foot rafts comfortably seat eight rafters and one river guide. Upgrades to 14-foot and 12-foot rafts are available to reserve. Your river guide sits in the back of the raft, where they’ll give instructions for when and how to paddle through each rapid and share their expertise about our rivers and region. Learn more about our guides.

Requirements and Limits

The minimum age for this trip is 12 years old. Our PFDs have a maximum chest capacity of 56 inches. All adventurers on the trip should be able to swim.

Group Reservations

Custom quotes are available for groups of over 15. Call us to learn more!

Safety

Our trip leaders and river guides will talk through specific guidelines and requirements on site before you head for the water.

What is the toilet facility like on an overnight trip?

We use a groover and set up a privacy tent.

What's a groover, you may ask? A groover is a portable toilet designed for the river. It's watertight, easy to set up, and has a funny name that is derived from its early days of river use, when the old style used would leave "grooves" on user's legs. Now, we use toilet seats, so you don't have to worry about that little detail.

What size are the drybags?

110 liter or approx 16" Diameter x 33" Height (https://www.nrs.com/nrs-110l-bills-bag-dry-bag/p74j)

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