Whitewater Rafting

Lower New River 2-Day Overnight

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Explore the New River like the voyageurs of old on this two-day rafting trip.

You'll spend the first day floating leisurely down the mild whitewater of the Upper New, taking time to kick back and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you.

We'll set camp on a beach deep in the Gorge, where you'll experience our Adventures on the Gorge hospitality with a gourmet dinner, tall tales around the campfire and a dry, cozy sleeping bag.

After a hearty breakfast the next morning, you'll be off to conquer the most challenging section of the New River, the Lower Gorge. Rapids like the Class-V "Keeneys" and "Double Z" provide a booming climax to this challenging river journey of a lifetime.

For packing recommendations, check out our New River Overnight Checklist.

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About the New River

The New River is the classic upon which the West Virginia whitewater rafting industry was built. It's a drop-pool river, which means placid pool punctuated by moments of excitement. The New has several "sections" that we run. Some are excellent beginner and family-friendly trips, while others better for those who want more excitement and a bigger challenge.

About the Lower New River

The Lower New River is West Virginia whitewater rafting at its best. A large volume river, the Lower New's rapids are formed by large shelf drops and boulders. These structures create monster waves, hydraulics and world class whitewater.

About the Upper New River

The New River is a large volume river, which makes for huge rapids—in the Lower Gorge. But up here, the valley is wide and the water is shallower as it flows through long calm pools and over gradients through ripply shoals, which create long stretches of fun waves and moving water, without all the challenge of the Lower New. There's plenty of floating and swimming to do in between the rapids.

New River Rapids Classification

Class I through IV

Lower New River Rapids Classification

Class I through IV

Upper New River Rapids Classification

Class I through II, with an occasional III

Boat Size

On day one, you have the option to choose a duckie (inflatable kayak) to paddle with a friend or a standard raft. On day two, you will be in standard rafts.

Time on Water

The total trip is 2 days from the time you leave base camp until you return. We spend most of both of them on the water, with the second day being a bit shorter.

Group Reservations

Are you bringing a large crew (15+) from your youth group, business or similar organization? Request for a customized quotation.

Requirements & Restrictions

The minimum age for this trip is 12 years old. Our PFDs (personal floatation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 58 inches.

Trip Safety

Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.

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