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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.

Gauley River whitewater rafting season begins Sept. 6

Rafters rafting with Adventures on the Gorge prepare for an adventure on the Gauley River.
One of the most scenic rivers in the U.S. becomes one of the best whitewater rafting runs in the world on September 6, attracting...

Help build guide to booming West Virginia paddling events

Racers on stand-up paddleboards ply the New River near Fayetteville, West Virginia. Photo courtesy Active SWV.
Paddling sports such as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are increasing in popularity in the Mountain State, and editors at West Virginia Explorer are asking...

Eventful and colorful, October ideal for rafting in West Virginia

Raftload on Gauley River, River Expeditions
October may be the biggest month yet when it comes to whitewater rafting in West Virginia. Autumn color, Halloween fun, and the epic Bridge...

Indian Summer on Gauley to enhance 50th year of W.Va. rafting

Rafters outfitted with River Expeditions watch raft-load plow through Sweets Falls on the Gauley River.
Celebrating the 50th year of whitewater rafting in West Virginia, officials at River Expeditions say a pleasant Indian Summer should enhance Gauley Season 2018,...

WV Tourism Office announces countdown to Gauley Season

Rafters on the Gauley River, Gauley River National Recreation Area
The West Virginia Tourism Office has launched its official countdown to Gauley Season. Only 10 days remain until whitewater-rafting enthusiasts from around the world...

Unplug on a back-to-school raft trip through New River Gorge

Rafters paddle beneath historic New River railroad trestle
Start the school-year off by unplugging with the kids on a whitewater rafting trip through the New River Gorge, a chasm deep enough and...

Whitewater rafters on New River can enjoy gentle options, outfitter says

Duo paddling the New River, River Expeditions
A whitewater-rafting trip on the New River may be the most exciting adventure many people experience, but one outfitter is ensuring guests have the...

Raft trips only a bus-ride away for Kanawha Valley residents

Excited rafters plunge into a rapid on New River.
A whitewater rafting trip on the New River is only a bus-ride away for residents of the Kanawha Valley, thanks to a partnership between...

Outfitter provides discounted raft trips to celebrate W.Va. rafting

Excited rafters plunge into a rapid on New River.
River Expeditions will celebrate the 50th anniversary of whitewater rafting in West Virginia June 20 with discounted trips on the New River, according to...

Month of May ideal for high whitewater on New River

Rafters plunge into a West Virginia rapid
Perhaps no month is as ideal as May for whitewater rafting on the New River in West Virginia, if high water and big waves...

Spring rafting trips perennially popular among college students

Ohio State U. students gather for a group portrait after a rafting trip with River Expeditions
While for some folks April and May might seem too cool for a whitewater-rafting trip, college students don't mind at all and account for...

Adventures on the Gorge celebrates 10 years as leading resort

Dawn breaks on the New River Gorge at the resort at Adventures on the Gorge.
Navigating a whitewater rapid on the New River is best accomplished when paddlers work as a team, which is why 10 years ago the...


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