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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.

Photographer of iconic New River Gorge photo found

The sun sets beyond the New River Gorge Bridge in southern West Virginia. (Photo courtesy 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

"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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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