- $89 for a camping and rafting package for one ($184 value)
Each package includes:
- One-day New River Double Express whitewater-rafting trip ($160 value)
- Two nights of camping ($24 value)
Campers can find a spot at campgrounds to stake their tents and travel-size lawn flamingos before freshening up in a wood-paneled shower house. The full day of rafting consists of two separate trips, during which rafters spend two to three hours floating amid Lower New River Gorge’s scenic terrain. From Cunard to Fayette Station, the inflatable vessels speed through Class III–V whitewater rapids.
New & Gauley River Adventures
Since 1977, the staff at New & Gauley River Adventures has helped visitors create year-round excitement across two rivers and more than 60,000 acres of terrain. The experts customize adventures, dispensing guides and gear for exhibitions, such as kayaking and high-speed whitewater rafting. Rafts float down the New River Gorge, passing by ghost towns and jump rocks. Meanwhile, the Gauley River emerges at the base of the Summersville Dam to form Class V+ rapids and enough churning whitewater to wash all of a giant's laundry. Back on dry land, horseback-riding groups meander through pre–Civil War roads. Ziplines soar across treetop canopies, and rocky peaks beckon climbers to scale their surface. As winter spills snow on the ground, the adventurous staff turns focus to cold-weather activities, such as snowshoeing and snowmen wrestling. The company's lodging options—which include campsites and cabins— let visitors rest up between their adventures. Nestled amid lush trees, the onsite Undercut Pub & Grill readies growling stomachs for hibernation with home-cooked breakfast and pub fare.