The Upper New River is a playful introduction to rafting for families with young children or adults looking for a low impact adventure. This trip is characterized by gentle waves, tranquil pools with a few mild rapids and a glorious glimpse of nature at its best.

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5-7 hours

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May - October

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Single Day Rates

Weekday: $115
Saturday: $145
Sunday: $115

Value Package Rates

Weekday: $150
Saturday: $180
Sunday: $150


*On May 26 and September 1 Holiday (Saturday) rates apply.*

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Family Class

  • Beginner – Easy
  • Class I – III Rapids
  • No Experience Necessary
  • Minimum Age: 6

Here you’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim, play, paddle, spot wildlife, take photos and just relax. Nothing is more rewarding than watching your children learn to love adventures that the entire family can enjoy together for years to come. Bring your children closer to nature and closer to you. For an added challenge, try a super fun and easy to paddle “ducky” (inflatable kayak) which holds one or two people.

River Expeditions guides are friendly, experienced and highly interactive, as well as patient, and genuinely committed to showing your family a fantastic time on the river. Your guide will seamlessly blend enthusiasm with expertise as they share their passion for and knowledge of the river.

Trip Details

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Trip Length: 5-7 hours

Kids ages 6 – 11 raft for FREE with a paying adult!

What is Family Class?

Family Class Trips (min. age 6) are a playful introduction to river rafting in West Virginia. They are great for families with young children or older adults who want a low-impact adventure. These trips feature easy-to-moderate rapids, tranquil pools, and amazing scenery. Single and two-person duckies (inflatable kayaks) are also available for added fun.

Package Options

Single Day Rafting:

Continental Breakfast
Riverside Deli Lunch
Complimentary Beverages after Rafting

Value Package:

Single Day Rafting
2 Nights Camping
Continental Breakfast Daily
Deluxe Dinner