West Virgina white water rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and biking trips on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and C&O Canal only one hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore beltways in Harpers Ferry, WV.
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RR 5 Box 1260, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
|Harpers Ferry National Historical Park||1 mile|
|C&O Canal National Historical Park||2 miles|
|Appalachian National Scenic Trail||2 miles|
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|Charles Town Races||5 miles|
|Summit Point Raceway||10 miles|
|Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Fest||4 miles|
River Riders has rafting of all skill levels. In Harpers Ferry, the trips are beginner to intermediate level on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Rapids are class I-III, beginner to intermediate level, and are great for families and adventurers alike. Half day trips pass the Harpers Ferry National Park. Guided kayaks accompany the rafts for the more adventurous guest.
We also run more advanced level rafting trips
on the New, Gauley, and Upper Yough.
Tubing is a popular activity that doesn't require any experience. Several thousand people travel to Harpers Ferry every summer to enjoy the 75 to 80 degree waters of the Potomac River. The trip has continuous small rapids and passes through 3 National Parks- C&O Canal, Harpers Ferry, and Appalachian Trail. The adventure is an unforgettable relaxing day trip from the DC and Baltimore Metro areas.
We have scenic flat water canoeing and kayaking tours that range from 2 hours to half day, whole day, and overnight trips.
ACA certified kayak instruction is taught by experienced professional instructors. Beginner to advanced level intstruction is available.
Bike rentals and shuttles available for the 185 mile long C&O Canal National Historical Park. Originally surveyed by George Washington, this scenic trail runs along the Potomac River from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington, DC and travels through some of the most historic places in our country, an unforgettable adventure.
Full day guided fishing trips are available on the Shenandoah River. Anglers world wide fish for Smallmouth Bass on these waters. Frank Baker has 20 years of experience taking our guests to the best spots to real in the "big one."
Most activities are half day either morning or afternoon check-ins.
Age range, type of group
Beginner rafting trip
s start at age 8. More advanced trips have minimum age ranges from 12 - 18. Tubing is 8. Kayak instruction is 12.
Sleeping and meals
There are local accomodations including hotels, restaurants and campgrounds in Harpers Ferry. Most of our trips include a meal option.
Pets are allowed if trip size permits. Shoulder season is a better time to get your pet on the water.
Rates & Availability
Kayaking touring starts at $39
1/2 day canoe $49rafting
starts at $47
Guided kayak $54
bikes start at $25
Kayak instruction $50 and up
Full day private fishing trips $285 for one or two people
group discounts are availableContact Owner For More Information »Matt Knott (View My Profile)
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia white water rafting, tubing, Zip Line Canopy Tours, Aerial Adventure Parks, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boards, mountain biking, and fishing adventures on the beautiful Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers (class I-III). In Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia come together, River Riders is only one hour from the Washington, DC and Baltimore Metro Regions! As your adventure center, we provide the opportunity to have remarkable experiences in nature with your family and friends.
We have primitive waterfront tent and RV camping on the Potomac River.
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Matt KnottRiver Riders
River Riders, Inc
RR 5 Box 1260
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425Contact Owner For More Information »
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