Whitewater Rafting

Lower New River White Water Rafting

The Lower New River trip's intensity depends on the season, with this classic run hitting its stride around mid-June. You'll find big water in summer and fall with intermittent long, calm pools for swimming and floating. Fall brings explosive color to the New River Gorge, and Bridge Day adds one more odd element: base jumpers flipping into the blue sky above as you float under the 876' tall New River Gorge Bridge.


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It's our most popular trip for a reason: there simply isn't a better way to beat the heat than to climb into a raft and take off down a cool mountain river.

In the spring (April and May), seasonal rains make spring the seasoned rafter's choice. At very high water, gigantic waves, gigantic hydraulics and complex currents change the nature of this pool-drop section of river.

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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.

New River Rapids Classification

Class I through IV

Lower New River Rapids Classification

Class I through IV

Guide Information

On class III-IV and harder trips, a guide sits in every raft and provides instruction at each major rapid and throughout the trip. On some trips like the Upper New and Summer Gauley, guests may be in their own inflatable kayaks (duckies). If that is the case, guides will be present to instruct, advise and assist.

Boat Size

Our standard rafts are 16 feet long, comfortably seating 8-9 guests and a guide.

Time on Water

This is a full day trip. Depending on the water level, you'll spend between 4-6 hours on the water plus shuttle time to and from the river.

What’s Provided

We provide transportation from our resort to the river and back again, all rafting equipment (helmet, life jacket, paddle and boat) and the best riverside lunch in the world of rafting. Be assured you will not go hungry!

What to Bring

Bring any medication you need throughout the day, plus sunscreen, sunglasses and a change of clothes to keep at the resort upon your return. 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.

Group Reservations

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

Requirements & Restrictions

The standard Lower New trip has a minimum age 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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Lower New River White Water Rafting

Policies

The item that you are booking has the following policies. Please click the "I Agree" button to acknowledge that you have reviewed these policies. We reserve the right to change your reservation should these policies not be met.

  • Minimum Age

    Participants must be at least 12 years old. For ages 9-11, please try the Family Lower New River trip.

  • Size Restrictions

    Our PFDs (personal floatation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 58 inches. Participants must be able to fit into our PFD.

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