River Expeditions Announces The Wettest Party In August – Beach Party Blast!

On August 4th 2012 River Expeditions invite outdoor enthusiasts, and their friends and families, to enjoy one last summer adventure! This getaway weekend on the New River includes a day of white water rafting, followed by a cookout with plentiful fun and games. River Expeditions also provides guest with a lite daily breakfast and two nights of camping. Learn to ‘surf’ West Virginia style with a weekend getaway from River Expeditions for the special discounted price of $150 per person!

“Take this chance to enjoy the New River and experience white water rafting for a great price!” says River Expeditions Owner, Rick Johnson. “River Expeditions has something for everyone, so bring your friends and family for a great weekend to close out the summer!”

The New River is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities – like whitewater rafting, scenic float trips, kayaking, fishing and more. Two distinct sections of the river create adventures suitable for everyone including first-time paddlers and seasoned whitewater veterans. The Upper New River is a playful introduction to rafting for families of all sizes and children age 6 and up. This trip offers gentle waves, tranquil pools with a few mild rapids and a glorious glimpse of nature at its best. Here you’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim, play, paddle, spot wildlife, take photos and just relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings. The Lower New River Gorge is commonly referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of the East’. This trip blends classic whitewater excitement with the elements of history and natural beauty to create a truly amazing adventure. Weather temperatures average 71 degrees in May.

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 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.

About River Expeditions
River Expeditions outfits whitewater rafting trips on the New River and the Gauley River in the heart of southern West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park. They offer the area’s finest adventures and amenities hosted by outstanding people. Endless attention to detail, diverse offerings and the value of their white water rafting trips distinguish River Expeditions from other outfitters. River Expeditions offers rafting trips on the New River daily from April to October.

River Expeditions offers a variety of onsite lodging options from rustic to luxury and everything in between. If you like ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping) then you’ll love their new, five-bedroom vacation rentals with full kitchen two full baths, hot tub, wi-fi, gas grill and more. Or guests can choose one of their cozy, Leisure or Deluxe Cabins which sleep up to 11 people. River Expeditions also features spacious wooded tent sites, an RV Park, tents on platforms and rustic cabins.

About the New River in West Virginia
The New River in West Virginia is the oldest river on the continent, flowing northward through deep canyons to form what is commonly referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of the East. Two distinct sections of the river create adventures suitable for everyone including first-time paddlers and seasoned whitewater veterans.