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Welcome to the Whitewater Rafting News Directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Whitewater Rafting Travel Guide for more information about rafting and whitewater rafting areas in West Virginia.

West Virginia river outfitters report gains in 2017

Wave-smacking on New River, Adventures on the Gorge
West Virginia river outfitters in 2017 recovered from two years of low numbers and posted statewide gains of 5,000 river visits, according to a...

“Hidden” whitewater run opens to West Virginia paddlers

Paddlers explore a once-hidden landscape opening in the New River.
Rafters and kayakers have been provided another 5.3 miles of whitewater to run in southern West Virginia where an agreement has been reached to...

Temperatures on Gauley River in West Virginia strangely warm

Whitewater-rafting guides who have been plying the Gauley River in West Virginia are reporting that water temperatures are higher than normal for autumn. Officials at...

Four more weeks of rafting left during Gauley Season 2017

You don't need a passport to experience world-class whitewater rafting—it's available on the legendary Gauley River in West Virginia, but only for four more...

Strange haunting near Summersville Lake may be largely forgotten

Ford Ghost
Paddlers who run the lower Gauley River may have gotten to know W.Va. Route 129 west of Summersville Lake in Nicholas County, but this...

W.Va. outfitter celebrates summer with Memorial Day rafting package

River Expeditions is kicking off its summer season with a Memorial Day adventure-vacation package that incorporates whitewater rafting trips on the New River starting...

Photographer of iconic New River Gorge photo found

Sunset in the New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River, Wendy Parks Scott
For more than a year after this iconic photograph of the New River Gorge hit social media, West Virginia Explorer editor David Sibray spent countless...

AOTG: discount for fall rafting on Gauley ends April 30

Rafters pull into a Gauley River rapid, Gauley River National Recreation Area, Adventures on the Gorge
Whitewater rafters planning to run the Gauley River in autumn have until the end of April to take advantage of savings of up to...

Bands to raft New River with premium ticket holders June 3

Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
If you love music as much as whitewater rafting, now's your chance to purchase tickets for the three-day Mountain Music Festival at ACE Adventure...

Full rafting comeback expected on New River following 2016 floods

Rafts gather beneath the New River Gorge Bridge
The commercial whitewater-rafting season in the New River Gorge kicked off with high water and high hopes in March, and though water levels have...

Debarr wins whitewater trip through WVExplorer

Lisa DeBarr
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Lisa Debarr, of Charleston, originally of Buckhannon, has won a guided whitewater rafting trip for two on the New River with...

ACE launches first New River raft trip of 2014 Saturday

Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- ACE Adventure Resort will launch the first New River whitewater rafting trip of its 2014 season at noon Saturday, according to...

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