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New River

Rivers, WV
800-252-7784
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Ranked #84 of 374 Attractions in West Virginia
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting, Kayaking
Description: Excellent smallmouth bass streams for fishing.
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I love rafting on the new river, I've gone two years in a row with both ace and adventures on the gorge. I love the adrenaline rush on the rappids. I can't really swim all that great but the guides are very knowledgeable and make you feel safe.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Many people refer to the New River Gorge as the Grand Canyon of the East. It is a pristine rugged area with a powerful scenic river running through its core. The New River flows in a northwestward direction, and despite its name is one of the oldest rivers in the world. Moreover, with twenty-two sets of rapids this ancient river... More

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Columbus, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

WOW!!! The bridge festival at the New River Gorge was awesome, what an experience. We will return every year for this event. Everyone was so friendly from where we parked to catch a bus (they even fed everyone that wanted a meal all day) we had breakfast before and lunch when we returned at no charge. We parked at Lighthouse... More

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Dayton
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Adventures on the Gorge has the experience down to a science! Excellent service, excellent fun, and I will definitely be going back!!!

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Johnstown
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

What a great day. Labor Day and Memorial Day they have buy one get one free specials. We picked Labor Day because the water is warmer! The time from check in to actually getting in a raft on the river is almost 2 hrs--that stunk, but once on the river it is a great ride and Rebecca was a great... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I went whitewater rafting on the New River with my brother and a group of my friends, and had the time of my life. The Upper New River was a little slow and uneventful, but would be perfect for younger/less experienced rafters. The Lower New on the other hand was fantastic. My group liked it so much that we did... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We rafted the Lower New River and had an excellent time- our guide Raina was fabulous and provided great guidance in navigating the Class III, IV and V rapids. She entertained us with the history of the area. We also exited the boat and floated through the slot as well as jumped off a boulder into the water below. We... More

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Chicago
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36 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

I've rafted the New River so many times that I've lost count. This is one of the oldest rivers in the world. As the seasons change so does the water level and current speed. If you are a first time rafter, wait until the late spring or early summer because it turns into a completely different river when the water... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

The New River is the most advanced river I've done. With Class III and IV rapids, we navigated immense boulders and powerful eddies (currents opposite to the river's current). For context, Class V is the highest you can take people for recreation; beyond that you're professional. At times the raft felt like it was vertical, but surely it wasn't. We... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

I recently went to West Virginia to raft on the whitewater rapids of the New River. It was an amazing experience. We went with a company called Songer which is also a campground. It is a great outdoorsy adventure to camp out and then explore the river in, and out of the boat! Yes you will fall out of the... More

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