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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

"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...

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...

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...

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...

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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