Celebrate Labor Day On The Water With River Expeditions
Celebrate Labor Day weekend with an adrenaline-filled weekend in the New River Gorge. This special weekend package includes a daily light breakfast, three nights of camping, a day of whitewater rafting, and an evening of delicious BBQ. Guests can also spend their weekend on ziplines, fishing, horseback riding, and a number of other fun outdoor activities.
“I can’t think of a better way to bring in the end of the summer than on the water.” says Rick Johnson, owner of River Expeditions. “Whitewater rafting is not only a great way to take a break from day-to-day life, but guests also help support local economies with their visits. The New River Gorge is beautiful this time of year, and this is a great way to experience it – without putting a huge dent in your budget.”
The New River features a multitude of scenic and recreational opportunities, such as rafting, kayaking, float trips, fishing and more! The river splits into two distinct sections, allowing all skill levels to enjoy the water. The Upper New River is great for first time rafters and families with children aged six and up. This section is great for taking pictures and paddling along the gentle waves, with a few mild rapids. The Lower New River is often referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the East”, with stronger rapids and elements of history that make it a truly amazing experience for the seasoned rafter. Water temperatures average 71 degrees in August.
The New River Gorge is home to many scenic and recreational opportunities beyond white water rafting. Activities include kayaking, float trips, ATV tours, volleyball and much, much more. Additionally, River Expeditions features a number of amazing onsite amenities that almost guarantee that there will be something for everyone! The New River splits into two distinct sections – the Upper and the Lower. The Upper is a great option for first-time or nervous rafters, as it is smooth and scenic. The Lower is a high-adrenaline trip that is ideal for the thrill seeker! The water temperature in August averages approximately 71 degrees – so the water is a great way to cool down during the “dog days” of summer.
White water rafting consists of navigating a stretch of water on an inflatable raft. Trips generally last about 5-7 hours, including lunch. No experience necessary on milder sections of river – such as the Upper New River. The ability to swim is not required, but it is helpful. Each quest is provided with all the necessary safety equipment: a Coast Guard approved Type V Life Jacket, Paddle, and Helmet.