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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.

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

Navigating a whitewater rapid on the New River is best accomplished when paddlers work as a team, which is why 10 years ago the...

W.Va. tourism official: new rafting run spectacular (exclusive photos)

A paddler in an inflatable kayak challenges the Dries of the New River.
A new whitewater run that opens to commercial rafting in 2019 may not be a game changer, but it will certainly enhance the game...

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Raftload on Gauley River, River Expeditions
Sign up for the West Virginia Explorer newsletter by February 28, 2018, and be entered to win a whitewater rafting adventure trip for two in...

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...

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