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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.

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...

Cool autumn weather could super-charge Gauley River rafting

A raft launches into the Gauley River during an exciting excursion with River Expeditions.
The return of autumn could result in an end-of-season boom for whitewater rafting on the Gauley River, the legendary West Virginia destination for paddling...

Making sense of whitewater rapid classifications

Kayaker on Deckers Creek, Morgantown, West Virginia, Monongalia County, Monongahela Valley Region
With its many rivers coursing through many different kinds of terrain, West Virginia is a paradise for paddlers and rafters, especially where whitewater paddling...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Resort re-introduces sunset rafting trips in the New River Gorge

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Old-time river rafters know that nothing compares to a sunset whitewater journey through the New River Gorge in West Virginia. The...

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