• Rafting
  • Upper New River Overnight 3 Days


A 3-Day Trip They’ll Always Remember

  • Three days of rafting
  • Two nights of camping
  • Three lunches, two breakfasts, and two dinners
  • Ages 6+
  • Class I-III Rapids

Looking for a true wilderness adventure? Spend three days rafting with Adventures on the Gorge in the New River Gorge National Park and two nights at a 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.

Our guides know how to do overnights perfectly. We are pioneers of overnights on the New and Gauley Rivers, and we take that expertise and translate it into this special overnight. This is the most immersive trip you can experience in the New River Gorge National Park!

On days one and two, you will begin your journey down the Upper New River. 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 continue down the Middle New River.

If you love camping, experiencing the outdoors, and being unplugged-then this is the trip for you!

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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.

How to Dress for Rafting

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 a complimentary beverage.

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.

Trip Time

This is a Overnight Trip.
Depending on the day’s water level, you’ll spend between 4-6 hours on the water per day, 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

We typically take inflatable kayaks on the Upper New. They are  one or two-person rafts shaped like kayaks. With an inflatable kayak, you’ll get to experience a more personal whitewater rafting challenge on a craft that’s stable, fun, and easy to maneuver. Our inflatable kayaks are self-bailing, which means water that splashes in will drain out on its own. Our standard, 16-foot rafts are available upon request or when the water is high. These comfortably seat eight rafters and one river guide. River guides will be either in rafts or in inflatable kayaks to lead the pack, and they’re experts at working with beginner rafters and families with small children. Learn more about our guides.

Requirements and Limits

The minimum age for this trip is 6 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!


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 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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