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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The minimum age for this trip is years old. Our PFDs have a maximum chest capacity of 56 inches. All adventurers on the trip should be able to swim.
Custom quotes are available for groups of over 15. Call us to learn more!
Our trip leaders and river guides will talk through specific guidelines and requirements on site before you head for the water.
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.