River Riders Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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.

Active Adventure

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."

Typical Day

Most activities are half day either morning or afternoon check-ins.

Map & Directions

RR 5 Box 1260, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425

Points of Interest
River Riders
RR 5 Box 1260, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Nearby Attractions and Services

1 mileHarpers Ferry National Historical Park
2 milesC&O Canal National Historical Park
2 milesAppalachian National Scenic Trail
5 milesCharles Town Races
10 milesSummit Point Raceway
4 milesMountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Fest

Age range, type of group

Beginner rafting trips 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.

Other Information

Reservations required.


Matt Knott  (View 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.

Matt Knott
River Riders, Inc
408 Alstadts Hill Rd
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425
United States

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