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“Great Family Experience!”

River Expeditions Whitewater Rafting
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Oak Hill
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience whitewater rafting and scenic float trips on the New River and Gauley River in West Virginia. We also offer: Fire Creek Lodge and Conference Center Dining Area Outfitters Store Welcome Center & Campstore Massage Studio & Spa Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub Zipline - new for 2014! Kid's Arcade Disc Golf Sand Volleyball Horseshoe Pits Cornhole games Hiking Trails ATM Pet Friendly environment
Norfolk, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Family Experience!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed July 19-22 in a Rustic Cabin. We were a little taken back and not in a good way is it is very small and they are poorly constructed as there were nails sticking out everywhere. Make sure you watch your head getting in and out of bed or surely you will have a nail stabbing you in the skull. If you have kids make sure they sleep on the top so they do not get injured! Besides the cabin complaint everything else was great. We were so thankful for the Welcome Center which has most of the necessities you may need at reasonable prices. This was the first time for us to do Whitewater Rafting and we absolutely loved the experience. Our rafting guide Kim was awesome and kept everyone comfortable and she made such a positive impact on my daughter. As a matter of fact all the staff was amazing! We hope to be back next year.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Tracy G
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Columbus, OH
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Once again, a great experience”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

I took my two granddaughters, 8 & 12 to raft for their first time. The whole experience was great! We camped in the safari tents so this grandma didn't have to worry about setting up a tent with only the help of the little ones. The tents were spacious and like new, and each site had a very nice picnic table and fire ring. The shower house was absolutely the best I've ever experienced in a campground- clean and well kept. And, the rafting trip was all it was supposed to be. We went on the milder trip of the Upper New River since one granddaughter was only 8 years old and we chose to go in the "duckies" which meant we had to paddle ourselves. But, it was so much fun and if we wanted to, we would have been able to get in the bigger raft, paddled by the staff (even if we got tired and just wanted a break during the trip). The very best part of the trip was the staff! Every single person worked as a team and was really interested in how we were doing and if we were having fun. They made sure everyone stayed safe but still enjoyed themselves. I have rafted with River Expeditions before with older family members on the Lower New River trip and it was also awesome, but this worked out wonderfully for a trip with young ones.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank jebrobst
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Elyria, Ohio
1 review
“Had a Fantastic Time!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

I took my two kids, 13 and 9 for their first whitewater rafting trip here. Our package included two nights of camping, two mornings of continental breakfast and a one-day excursion on the river. This place was so clean, bathroom facilities were great and campsites included necessities like trash can, fire pit and picnic table. The breakfast was very light so you may want to bring your own but other than that our trip was fantastic. Guides were friendly and fun, the staff at the welcome center were extremely helpful and knowledgeable, they even gave us a discount when it starting raining and our tent leaked so we needed to secure a cabin at last minute. We would definitely recommend this place and plan to return!

Visited June 2014
Thank Kristi R
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was our first time rafting and all I can say is wow! We did the lower new river. The guides were were great and not only were they safety minded they were fun!

Visited June 2014
3 Thank Melissa C
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome trip!!!!”
Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at River Expeditions from May 14 to May 18. This was a "girls trip" in which we were rafting for 2 days and hiking 1 day. We stayed in a luxury cabin that was very nice. It had 5 bedrooms (with a queen bed in each), a full kitchen, living room, 2 full bathrooms, TV, gas fireplace, hot tub, and a back and front porch. There was plenty of room and the cabin was VERY clean (and I'm a clean freak). Because this was a girls trip, I was worried about enough space to shower/get ready. Besides the 2 roomy bathrooms, each bedroom had a large dresser with a mirror, it was perfect.
The rafting was FANTASTIC!!!!! Both guides each day (Tyler and John) were very knowledgeable and have been rafting on the New River many years. I felt challenged but
always safe. In addition to being skilled guides, they were both very personable and knew lots of interesting facts about the river and surrounding area.
Grounds--the bathrooms/shower house was very clean (we stopped there on the way in). There is a camp store that has all the basics and has a friendly helpful staff. We ate the provided BBQ one night that was great. There is a bigger store that has logo t-shirts/sweatshirts. Finally, there is the Red Dog Saloon Bar. It was great, we danced our butts off and played giant sized beer pong. I would recommend River Expeditions to anyone wanting to whitewater raft--we plan on returning next year!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank KMGoodie
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