White Water Rafting on the Gauley River
White Water Rafting on the New River Gorge
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Whitewater Rafting

The Resort at Glade Springs in West Virginia is a premier whitewater rafting destination with two major rivers nearby - the New River and the Gauley River.

Most of our West Virginia whitewater rafting trips are a full-day adventure - approximately 6-8 hours - and include a specially-prepared riverside lunch and river equipment. No experience is necessary for any New River whitewater rafting trip - professional guides are in each raft.

Whitewater rafting is located 45 minutes from The Resort at Glade Springs and is guided by the professional staff at Adventures on the Gorge. Transportation is available to and from all whitewater rafting trips for an additional fee.

New River Gorge National River

One of the most dramatic whitewater rafting locations in the East is certainly the New River, the oldest river in North America. It flows through a rugged canyon up to 1,300 feet in depth, exposing rocks as old as 330 million years while passing through an area rich in coal mining history.

Lower New River

Experience the adventure and fun of a lifetime as you ride the whitewater rapids through West Virginia's scenic New River Gorge, the "Grand Canyon of the East." This famed trip on the Lower New runs through the heart of the gorge and underneath the world's second longest single span arch bridge. It's a rollicking ride with Class III-V rapids. Minimum age for this trip is 12 years.

Half Day Lower New River Trip
Available daily May 22 through October 31 at 7:30am and 1:00pm
Sunday - Friday $89.95 per person
Saturday $119.95 per person

Full Day Lower New River Trip
Available daily May 22 through October 31 at 9:05am
Sunday - Friday $119.95 per person
Saturday $144.95 per person

Full Day Family Lower New River Trip
(minimum age 10, minimum height 48")

Available daily May 23 through September 7 at 9:25am
Sunday - Friday $119.95 per adult, $109.95 per child ages 10 to 12
Saturday $144.95 per adult, $134.95 per child ages 10 to 12

 

 

Upper New River

The Upper New River is less challenging than the Lower New River and is perfect vacation fun for the entire family. You'll float along mild rapids and lazy pools on one of the most popular rivers in North America. Perfect for families with younger children yet appealing to teens, college students, parents and grandparents - all can enjoy the Upper New together. A calm, peaceful float trip, the Upper New features Class I-III rapids. Minimum age for this trip is 6 years.

Full Day Upper New River Trip
Available daily May 16 through September 7 at 9:45am
Sunday - Friday $119.95 per adult; $60.95 per child ages 6 to 12
Saturday $144.95 per adult, $72.95 per child ages 6 to 12

World-class Adventures on the Legendary Gauley River

Upper Gauley River

It's hard to describe the excitement of the Upper Gauley. One of the most famous stretches of whitewater in the country and rated by many as one of the top ten whitewater rivers in the world, the Upper Gauley is comprised of big drops and over 100 major rapids from Class III to V+. This section of river will test you and your teamwork while firing up the adrenaline. Minimum age for this trip is 16 years and prior rafting experience is strongly recommended.

Full Day Upper Gauley River Trip
Available Friday through Monday from September 11 - October 18 at 9:35am
Saturday $189.95 per person
Friday, Sunday and Monday $164.95 per person

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Lower Gauley River

The Lower Gauley is more on par with the Lower New in terms of thrills and skill level. It features long, continuous rapids and roller coaster wave trains with powerful hydraulics and boasts more than 45 rapids. Combine that with breathtaking West Virginia canyon scenery and you have a great choice for a New River enthusiast looking for the next challenge, or for seasoned whitewater rafting veterans. Minimum age for this trip is 14 years.

Full Day Lower Gauley River Trip
Available Friday through Monday from September 11 - October 18 at 9:35am
Saturday $179.75 per person
Friday, Sunday and Monday $154.95 per person


 

 

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