River Expeditions

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In a Nutshell

  • Rafting and camping combo
  • Photo CD from trip included
  • Experienced river guides
  • Meals and beverages provided

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 17, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8 per person. Must be at least 16. Must have parental accompaniment if under 18. Subject to availability. Reservations required. Valid on 9/10 - 10/17. Must raft Lower Gauley on 1st day to qualify for Upper Gauley on 2nd day. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For $231, today's side deal gets you a two-day, three-night rafting and camping excursion on the Gauley River (up to a $305 value) from River Expeditions in Oak Hill, West Virginia, plus a photo CD (an $80 value). This Groupon is only available from September 10 through October 17, and the trip is best suited for people with previous rafting experience and physical stamina.

The Gauley River rafting overnight trip explores a stretch of more than 100 tumultuous rapids, distinctly halved into two 12-mile sections, each possessing different personalities and signature flair. Recognized by paddlers as one of the most challenging and invigorating rivers in the world, the Gauley makes for a scenic thrill ride replete with cool, crisp sprays and hearty mountain air. This trip includes two full days of guided rafting and three nights of camping at the River Expeditions base for a full-blown, stamina-testing wilderness experience (you can bring your own tent, sleeping bag, and pillow, or rent them for an additional price). A deli lunch is provided on the river each day, as well as thirst-slaking beverages for the post-rafting-parched. Continental breakfasts are provided in the mornings, as well as one full dinner after the first day of rafting (choose from steak, chicken, salmon, or veggie pasta entrees). River Expeditions will also take a photo each day of the trip and provide the results on a CD for you afterward.

Expert river guides lead each rafting trip, using River Expeditions' more than 70 years of combined experience as a compass and a seventh sense for the river's history, pointing out natural features of the landscape and guiding rafters through the river's many challenges. After a full day of paddling, lie under the starry night to woo your guests with knowledge of river-rafting constellations, such as "Thor's Paddle" and "Could Be a Rock."

Rafters must raft the Lower Gauley on the first day to qualify for the Upper Gauley on the second day. Rafters must be 16 years of age or older if accompanied by an adult, or at least 18 years old to go unaccompanied. Lodging and/or meal upgrades may be purchased, but are not included in this Groupon.


River Expeditions was recently featured in the Columbus Dispatch. Past clients provide online testimonials:

River Expeditions

Since 1972, River Expeditions’ seasoned river guides have organized whitewater-rafting trips down the New River and the Gauley River in southern West Virginia’s scenic Appalachian Mountains. There’s a stretch of water for all ages and skill levels, from those looking for a scenic float to paddlers craving a soaked-to-the-bone thrill ride. In addition to day trips, River Expeditions also offers overnight excursions. River Expeditions can also arrange horseback riding, ziplining, mountain biking, fishing, and ATV tours.

Customer Reviews

Lots of fun for the whole family!
Connie J. · January 14, 2017
awesome camping and rafting. Staff is so funny and knowledgeable. 10/10 across the board!
Keith B. · August 10, 2016
well worth your time
Ernie G. · August 4, 2013
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    New Haven

    900 Broadway Ave.

    Oak Hill, West Virginia 25901

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