Duckie Paddling and rafting trips on the Mild and Gentle Upper New River
New River Gorge National River
For those looking for a gentle introduction to the world of whitewater, a trip on the Upper New is perfect for all generations. Children and adults alike have a lot of fun navigating the river in a duckie (a cross between a canoe, a kayak and a raft) or enjoying the river from inside a small raft. Rapids are Class I - III (on a scale of I - VI) and suitable for beginners yet challenging. Very scenic with many opportunities for floating and swimming in the river.
whitewater rafting on the Challenging Lower New River
New River Gorge National River
Crank it up a notch and crave the adventure of the Lower New River for whiterafting" title="Whitewater Country, West Virginia water rafting" alt="Whitewater Country, West Virginia water rafting">water rafting excitement. It's big waves, challenging rapids, boulder fields and towering cliffs. The pool/drop nature of the New River also allows ample time for taking a dip on a hot summer day and watching the world float by as you drift down the river. Beware of the noise around the bend! Rapids are Class I - V. We have Great two-Day Overnight trips - double your Fun!
Experience the World-Class Gauley River
Gauley River National Recreation Area
The Gauley River is somewhat unpredictable in the spring and summer - and that can be a wonderful adventure. Whether in a duckie or in a raft, getting on this river is a real treat in the spring and summer. The first weekend after Labor Day, the Gauley River takes on a life of its own. People flock from around the world to take advantage of the 22-day Fall Gauley Drawdown. The Upper Gauley is intense and challenging while the Lower Gauley reeks of big waves and lots of fun. Rapids are Class I - V+.
The Two-day Gauley Overnight Trip is the Ultimate on-River Experience - Spaces are limited - available September through October!
Book by August 15 and SAVE $10 on one-day trips*; SAVE $20 on two-day trips!
*excludes Saturday Upper Gauley.
More Adventures in the Mountains
Rated one of the top five mountain biking destinations, everything is offered from backroads cruising to white-knuckled, rock hopping biking. If wheels don't suit your fancy, try the ropes and the rocks for rock climbing and rapelling. Take in the canyon views on horseback or tear up the trails on an ATV. Swim or snorkel on Summersville Lake. Go fishing. One call can do it all - let us create the package to suit your interests!
After being outfitted with your helmet and life jacket, load up for the ride to the river (we're centrally located between the New and Gauley rivers). Once at the river, you load into the boats and head downstream. A delicious river-side deli lunch is served on full-day trips. Upper New trips feature grilled hot dogs. Continue on downstream after lunch until the take out is reached. The equipment and loaded and the bus returns to the base lodge.
Shower and change into dry clothes, enjoy complimentary fresh-made popcorn while reliving the day's events on video. Swap stories in the Rapid Pub over your favorite libation. Purchase your photo, video, DVD and souvenirs all in one location. Dine in the outdoor pavilion. Play ping-pong. Laugh, smile, share the day!
Walk away happy and refreshed after a day on the river!
All groups are welcome - families, couples, reunions, receptions, singles, kids, seniors, church! Many groups are entitled to special discounts.
Scenic floats are also available with or without rapids.
Gather up your friends and bring a group of 25 and one person rafts free!
Specials are offered throughout the season. Visit our website or call for details!