Visit America’s newest National Park—New River Gorge—and discover rich history, rugged natural beauty, a vibrant spirit and world class adventures like whitewater rafting, scenic float trips, ziplining, ATV tours, stand up paddleboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing and much more. It’s a perfectly natural and family-friendly place to be; the rivers, mountains, trails and treetops are yours to explore. If there’s one thing they know at River Expeditions, it’s rafting. Their family-owned adventure company has been hosting amazing river trips for over 50 years… and they would love to host your next vacation getaway too. The New and The Gauley are two distinctly different rivers, each bringing their own majesty and nuances while offering adventures for beginners, experienced and advanced paddlers. See for yourself why West Virginia is called “Almost Heaven” as you discover endless adventures and a dynamic local culture. A lot has changed over the years, but one thing hasn’t, River Expeditions’ guests come first, period. They promise to deliver high quality adventures, warm hospitality, gracious service and exceptional value—making your visit affordable and, most of all, fun. Their beautiful basecamp features cabins, campground, souvenir shop, saloon, outdoor pool and lots of other amazing amenities. So consider this your open invitation to unleash your spirit of adventure and make this your year of getting back out there, plus get the 4th night lodging free!
Family Vacations Matter
If we have learned anything from the last three years it’s that vacations really do matter. And River Expeditions understands that precious time and shared experiences with family and friends are to be treasured. Discover authentic, awe-inspiring experiences hosted by their exceptional staff who share their passion for the outdoors by engaging, encouraging and empowering—where you’re heard, not herded. While you’ll find plenty to do at River Expeditions, you’re encouraged to explore the area’s whimsical shops, hip eateries and attractions including state and national parks. Let them curate custom adventures in their outdoor playground based on your schedule, interests and budget. They also know that paying more for a vacation doesn’t make it more fun, just more expensive. After all, sometimes the road less traveled isn’t a road at all.
New River Gorge Rafting
River Expeditions’ signature rafting trip is the Lower New River Gorge, artfully blending history, natural beauty, culture and excitement to create the classic whitewater adventure. Discover why people keep coming back to raft the New River Gorge time after time—they know that every trip is different, each one thrilling, fun and unforgettable. The Lower New River Gorge alternates from rapids to calm pools, allowing paddlers a break between the action. As the gorge narrows, water tumbles over huge boulders forming big, splashy waves and moderate to difficult rapids. You’ll encounter giant holes, roller coaster waves and plenty of adrenaline-filled whitewater, plus extras like Jump Rock, Swimmer’s Rapid and even surfing…West Virginia style! This trip ends beneath the awe-inspiring and world famous New River Gorge Bridge. The Lower New River is commonly referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the East,” and among the most popular whitewater trips in the country. It’s just one reason West Virginia is renowned as America’s Best Whitewater®.
Scenic Family Float Trips
The Upper New River Canyon is equally as majestic as the “gorge” and plays host to scenic, family-friendly float trips. This excursion is perfect for multi-generational families and appropriate for beginners and children age 6+. This mellow section of the river is a gentle introduction to rafting offering a few easy rapids and a glimpse of nature at its finest. Best of all, kids age 6 – 11 raft FREE with a paying adult.
Need To Know When You Go
For more information contact River Expeditions at 800.463.9873 or visit raftinginfo.com. Their campus is located just four miles south of the iconic New River Gorge Bridge at 900 Broadway Avenue in Oak Hill, West Virginia.