Rafting excitement in New River Gorge National Park with one of our highly experienced guides. Class III/IV rapids. Amazing scenery, includes catered lunch break on the river at the halfway point.
You will start the day by checking in at our BaseCamp, and meeting the Trip Leader and your Guide. We will answer any questions or concerns you have, and outfit everyone in your party with a paddle, PFD (flotation/lifejacket), and helmet. On the short bus ride to the river, we will go over safety instructions, get you ready for what to expect, and usually keep you laughing.
At the river, you will get into the raft for your group, with your Guide, and after a few practice strokes and getting comfortable in the raft, you will get the rush of your first rapid! The scenery through the national forest is spectacular, from remnants of old coal mining operations tucked into majestic mountains and rock formations, to birds of prey and water birds (even bald eagles if you're lucky), and the occasional train that still journeys through the hills of the New River Gorge.
About halfway through the day we will stop along the banks for a delicious buffet lunch, with build your own sandwiches, fresh fruit, snacks and dessert. (If you have special dietary needs, please let us know at the time you make your reservation so we can accommodate them.)
Refueled, you will complete the second half of your river adventure, ending underneath the New River Gorge Bridge, the longest single-span arch bridge in the world when it was built, and now the 3rd longest in the world. The bridge is 3000 feet long and 876 feet above the river, making it the 3rd tallest bridge in the US.