Overview

Overnight with Legendary Rapids

Experience both the Upper and Lower New River on this overnight trip! This family friendly overnight is perfect for groups with kiddos age 12 and up. For overnight trips for younger kids, check out the Upper New Overnight. On day one, you’ll raft the Upper New River, where fun and splashy rapids await. This section of the river contains class II-III rapids, with plenty of time to swim and play games. Part way through the trip, you’ll break for lunch on the river’s edge, and enjoy freshly made salads, snacks, and kid friendly favorites. At the end of your day on the water, you’ll make camp along the river, and enjoy time by the fire and dinner prepared for you by your guides.

On day two, you’ll take on the Lower New River. This section of the river is known for its iconic landscapes, including house sized boulders, the skyscraping Endless Wall, and the New River Gorge Bridge. The Lower New begins to narrow and drop in elevation here, enabling larger rapids to form. This class III-V section of the river includes rolling wave trains, technical rapids, and pools in between each with time to swim, jump off jump rock, and enjoy the scenery. You’ll end your two-day wilderness experience under the New River Gorge Bridge, where the engineering marvel towers nearly 1,000 feet from your raft at the bottom of the Gorge.

This trip includes two days of rafting, one night of camping, dozens of rapids, and memories to last a lifetime.

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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

This is an overnight trip. All of your gear will be transported to the overnight spot for you. 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). You'll be provided with a waterproof bag for all your gear.

All meals will be provided: lunch and dinner on day one, and breakfast and lunch on day two.

What to Bring

Bring any medication you need throughout the day, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a change of clothes to keep at the resort to change into after your trip. 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.

This is an overnight trip, you'll need to bring all camping equipment including a tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag. You'll be provided with a check list for all the recommended and required equipment for your overnight.

Trip Time

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? A portable toilet that was designed for camping situations like this.

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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