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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.

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...

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Raftload on Gauley River, River Expeditions
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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...

AOTG: discount for fall rafting on Gauley ends April 30

Rafters pull into a Gauley River rapid, Gauley River National Recreation Area, Adventures on the Gorge
Whitewater rafters planning to run the Gauley River in autumn have until the end of April to take advantage of savings of up to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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