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Rafting

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.

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...

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...

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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...

"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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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