River Expeditions Announces Dates for Their 2012 “Spring Fling” White Water Rafting Weekends

This May, take a road trip to the New River Gorge in West Virginia to enjoy great white water rafting and good times with friends. River Expeditions is excited to announce that the dates for their Spring Fling Weekends for 2012 will be May 5-6, May 12-13, and May 19-20. Take advantage of a weekend package price that includes rafting, a BBQ cookout after rafting, 2 nights camping and light breakfast daily. In the evenings, join the party at River Expeditions’ basecamp, featuring music, games and fun along with complimentary beverages at The Red Dog River Saloon.

In the spring, the New River is the largest volume ClassV whitewater river in North America. This unique trip features moderate to difficult rapids as a high volume of water constricts through the narrow gorge strewn with giant boulders. Rafters will encounter huge holes, roller coaster waves and house-size rocks plus extras like “Jump Rock”, “Swimmer’s Rapid” and even ‘surfing’… West Virginia style! Weather temperatures average 71 degrees in May.

River Expeditions offers rafting trips on the New River daily from April to October. White water rafting involves navigating a stretch of river on an inflatable raft. Most trips last about 5-7 hours, including lunch. No experience is necessary on the milder sections of the river although there are plenty of thrills for the “adrenaline junkies” in the wilder sections of the New River. Although being able to swim is helpful, many non-swimmers raft with River Expeditions each year since each guest is given all necessary safety equipment: a Coast Guard approved Type V Life Jacket, Paddle and Helmet.

“Our Spring Fling Weekends are a great way to get outdoors and see spring come alive in the New River Gorge National Park,” says River Expeditions Owner, Rick Johnson. “We think our all-in-one pricing is a great way for folks on a budget to experience the excitement of white water rafting and have a great weekend with family and friends. The only extras rafters need to bring are a tent, sleeping bag, and pillow or they can upgrade to one of our rustic, deluxe or even luxury cabins.”

Gift certificates can be purchased on the River Expeditions website – choose any package or any denomination. River Expeditions Adventure Resort is within easy driving distance of many cities in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and Maryland.