Preparing for your rafting trip!  

Although winter still has not released it’s icy grip on most of the United States, it is never to early to start looking forward to spring activities! When you start to prepare your spring trips, be sure to plan out a weekend for white water rafting and other great activities in the New River Gorge…. Read more »

West Virginia Fun Facts  

West Virginia may be known for its breathtaking scenery and plethora of exciting outdoor activities, but there is much more to this great state than what meets the eye! There are many interesting and fun little tidbits of West Virginia trivia that are great to know as you are floating down the New River or… Read more »

Fishing in the New River  

While you are on your West Virginia rafting trip, be sure to set aside a little bit of time for another great water activity; fishing! The New River has a wide variety of fish that live in it, making it a great destination for experienced and new fisherman alike. Some of the fish local to… Read more »

What to Wear  

Weather conditions and temperatures on the river change seasonally, so it is important to dress with the seasons when going on a rafting trip on the New River or Gauley River.  Both river and land have qualities that require preparation.  While white water rafting it is impossible to dodge water, so it is important to be… Read more »

White Water Rafting History  

Rafting is a great way to experience nature, while also participating in a bit of West Virginia history. Throughout the years, some form of rafting has been utilized as a method of transportation along the white water, but its history as a recreational activity is relatively short. However, over the years, some fun facts have… Read more »

Dry activities to enjoy on your West Virginia vacation!  

The New River Gorge is home to many, many activities; one of the biggest ones being white water rafting. However, for those of us who prefer to keep our feet dry, there are many other activities offered by River Expeditions and surrounding outdoor outfitters. The variety of activities is sure to please and excite even… Read more »

Visiting Southern West Virginia  

The New River Gorge in Fayette County, West Virginia, is full of excitement, adventure, and history! When you are enjoying your weekend rafting adventure, be sure to visit Oak Hill, Beckley, Fayetteville and other small towns for a taste of times past blended perfectly with all of the necessities of daily life. These towns have… Read more »

Choosing your rafting adventure!  

Rafting is a great way to spend time with friends and family in an exhilarating way that connects guests with each other and with nature.  However, it is important to choose a rafting trip that is an appropriate level of difficulty for all rafters. River Expeditions outfits trips down the Gauley River, which splits into… Read more »

What if I have a disability or am pregnant?  

Disabilities Do you have a medical, physical condition or allergy that you think will hold you back from your white water rafting adventure? Don’t jump to conclusions and assume that rafting is something you can not participate in.  All you have to do is call your rafting outfitter and talk to them!  Tell them what… Read more »