New & Gauley River Adventures (OH/DC/KY/WV)

Kanawha City

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In a Nutshell

Two separate trips down Lower New River Gorge take rafters across Class III–V rapids and near views of ghost towns and scenic terrain

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 15, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Travel must be booked and completed by June 15, 2014. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 12 or older. 300lb weight max. Must sign waiver. $4 DNR fee and 6% WV state tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $89 for a camping and rafting package for one (a $184 total value)
  • $169 for a camping and rafting package for two (a $368 total value)
  • $299 for a camping and rafting package for four (a $736 total value)

Each package includes:

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.

Customer Reviews

Guides were great, rafting was awesome! Saw a couple other rafting companies and New & Gauley River Adventures were definitely the best. Got wet a lot but never went over the side except to take a swim. I recommend the trip, 5 out of 5 for me!
Ed L. · June 8, 2014
Perfect urban escape, definitely cleared spider-webs out of hair ... terrific guides doubled the fun! Thnx
Gabriele H. · September 1, 2017
The guides were amazing and helped put my fears to ease! They made me fall in love with white water rafting!!
Kayla R. · August 28, 2017

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