A family-friendly trip on the beautiful Upper New River through national park scenery with time to swim and play in the water. Private rafts provide the ultimate family or group experience!
Family Upper New River Rafting Afternoon Express Trip
- Person (ages 5+)
New River Rafting for the Whole Family!
This family-friendly trip is perfect for everyone for ages 5+. Float down the beautiful Upper New River and take in the beautiful national park scenery. It’s a great trip for kids, who get to enjoy time to swim and play in the water. Class I and II rapids make this a gentle float. Your experienced raft guide personalizes your trip, and private rafts provide the ultimate family or group experience.
Start the day by checking in at our BaseCamp and meeting your guide. We answer all your questions and outfit everyone in your party with a paddle, PFD (flotation device/lifejacket), and helmet. On the short bus ride to the river, we go over basic safety instructions, and treat you to our best jokes — bonus points if we make you laugh!
At the river, you get into the private raft for your group and practice a few strokes with your guide. Once you’re comfortable in the raft, you head slowly down the river, enjoying gurgling ripples and gentle rapids. 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, water birds (even bald eagles if you’re lucky), and the occasional train that still journeys through the hills of the New River Gorge.
Don’t miss this great family experience!
Rafting Trip Highlights
- National Park scenery
- Class I/II family-friendly rapids
- Ages 5+
- Personal guide in your raft
- Afternoon express trip
- No meal provided
- 3 p.m. meet time
- 6:30 p.m. return time
- Group and school rates available
- Group custom start times/itineraries available