Join River Expeditions for their 2015 Beach Party Blast
River Expeditions is thrilled to announce that it will be continuing the summer fun with their annual Beach Party Blast! This exciting weekend is a great way to beat the August summer heat.
Over the weekend of August 1st, round up your friends, family, dog, and whoever else needs a break from the heat and head on down to River Expeditions! This exciting weekend special features a day of whitewater rafting, a BBQ cookout, camping, and daily breakfast. Enjoy a fantastic, fun-filled, end of summer getaway – and with the low price of $150 per person, it’s almost too good to be true! This a great opportunity to spend a weekend in the New River Gorge with family and friends as final “end of summer” hurrah! Says River Expeditions Owner, Rick Johnson. “There is so much to do in and around the Gorge that there really is something for everyone – ranging from rafting to crafts to breweries; the area is full of weekend adventures.”
The New River is one of the oldest in country, and has the natural and cultural history to match! Some of the activities that the Gorge is known for include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and much more! The New River splits into two major portions with The Upper New River as an ideal trip for the beginning or nervous rafter, and the Lower New River (commonly referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the East”) as a perfect choice for the seasoned whitewater veteran. All available routes offer incredible experiences that cannot be matched outside of the New River Gorge. Water temperatures average in the 70’s in August, so either route is a great way to beat the heat.
Whitewater rafting consists of traversing a portion of river on an inflatable raft. Trips generally last about 5-7 hours, including a waterside BBQ for lunch. The ability to swim is not required but is helpful. Each guest is provided with all necessary safety equipment, a Coast Guard approved Type V Life Jacket, Paddle, and Helmet.