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West Virginia Adventures

White Water Rafting on the New & Gauley Rivers in West Virginia

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The Classic Rafting Experience

You’ve heard the stories — maybe even told some yourself — of unforgettable West Virginia river rafting adventures. See for yourself why we are a top destination for truly magnificent rafting. With two rivers only minutes apart, we’ve got something for everybody, whether you want the classic New River whitewater experience, a kid-friendly float trip, or you’re ready to go big on the Gauley! We are still family owned and operated, so you know you’ll enjoy a thoughtfully designed experience from the moment you book to the moment you hit the river. It’s time for your next story. Book a West Virginia rafting trip with us!



Lodging Options

Accommodations for every preference – on-site we offer fully furnished 2 BR cabins with kitchens and long porches, RV sites, and tent camping with access to our beautiful new bath house. We also direct book for Country Inn & Suites, our Partner Hotel in Beckley (see Lodging page) and there are great state parks in the area (see Area Attractions page). You can find our most popular options below!

Rated ★★★★★ and the #1 Thing to Do in Glen Jean, WV!

Lower Gauley River

Best guides around. They gave us great instructions and we had a blast going down the lower Gauley River. It was my first time white water rafting and I will be back for more. I still have the upper Gauley River and the New River to tackle next and it will be with West Virginia Adventures for sure. thank you Rob and all the other guides for a great weekend on the river!!

– LeighS756, TripAdvisor
I want more!

Today was my first white water rafting experience, and it was definitely something to be remembered. My group’s tour guides were skilled, knowledgeable, and fun... AND the river (class III/IV) was a blast. I’d absolutely come again, and I’m stepping up my game next time with the V.

– woohooitsamyreiber, TripAdvisor

Worth every dime spent! This was one of the top 5 vacations my wife and i have done strictly due to this excursion! So glad we picked this trip! This was my first time rafting and definitely wont be my last! We cannot wait to come back to you guys! What an awesome day it was! The best view of the New River Gorge Bridge is the final touch to the trip. Definitely satisfactory! Don’t pass this one up, you can thank me later!

– chef_joyardee, TripAdvisor
Whitewater Fun - Great Guides

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend with West Virginia Adventures. The outfit was well organized and really catered to all our group. The rafting was great, lunch a close second. We plan to be back. Also we stayed at a cabin on the premises which made for a simple day. Again we will be back- and at the suggestions of our guide, this time the Gauley in the Fall!

– timothyd794, TripAdvisor
Group of >20 people on Lower New River

We had a great trip on the lower New River this past week. We were able to get reservations for the time we wanted. We were able to tweak the count of our party as time got closer. It was a great day on the water. Everyone was safe and had a lot of fun. The guides were enjoyable and fun to be with. We had some who had been rafting before and many for whom it was the first time, but everyone loved it.

– Ken V., TripAdvisor
Big Group, Great Experience.

We came with a group of 51 middle schoolers, parents and college students. Had a great time on the Upper New. Guides were great--helpful, fun, knowledgeable. The middle schoolers especially enjoyed the jump rock. Been doing this for about 16 years and wouldn't go with any other company.

– Bill E., TripAdvisor
Good times were had by all!

My wife is in her fifties and had never been white water rafting. She was apprehensive to say the least. After the trip, she summed up the experience by saying that this was probably the most fun she had ever had on any vacation that he we have taken in our 30 years of marriage. The folks at West Virginia Adventures were great. Small company that has great attention to detail and safety. We will definitely be coming back in the fall to see the foliage and give it another try.

– Charles D., TripAdvisor
First Time on The River was a BLAST

Started our honeymoon off here as a pit stop on our way down South. It did not disappoint. We had an amazing time. Our guide Randy was awesome. The owner came out as our spotter and spent the day with us. Great guy, great company. We will be back again soon.

– Jim P., TripAdvisor