White Water Rafting in West Virginia

White Water Rafting in West VirginiaJust a short drive Charleston, WV are the Gauley and New Rivers, two of the best white water rafting rivers in the United States. The Gauley River is even considered as one of the top ten rafting destinations in the world, specially during the days between Labor Day and late October when the Summersville Dam releases 2,800 cubic feet of water per second. Kayakers and rafters alike thrill in the Class V pool-and-drop river at full throttle.

There are plenty of companies that offers rafting trips on the Gauley and New Rivers. Here are some for your reference:

ACE Adventure Center
PO Box 1168
Oak Hill, WV 25901
Phone: (304) 469-2651, 1-888-ACE-RAFT
Fax: (304) 469-3053
Website: www.aceraft.com

Living up to its name, ACE Adventure Center offers a wide array of activities for the adventurous. Aside from the rafting trips on the Upper New River, Lower New River, Fall Gauley and SUmmer Gauley, ACE can organize paintball, mountain biking, rock climbing and kayaking trips.

Class VI – Mountain River
P.O. Box 78 Ames Heights Road
Lansing, West Virginia 25862
1-800-252-7784
Website: www.class-vi.com

Class VI offers rafting packages for different kinds of rafters. There are mild rides for beginners and families and there are fast and exciting big water rides for the seeker of extreme adventure.

New & Gauley River Adventures
PO Box 44
Lansing, West Virginia 25862
Phone: 1-800-SKY-RAFT
Website: www.gauley.com

Being in service for 30 years, New & Gauley River Adventures knows what thrills people seek and how to give them what they want. Their service doesn’t stop at white water rafting, though. They can also arrange complete vacation packages with your choice of outdoor activity: hiking, biking, climbing, photo safaris, caving, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and outdoor winter sports.

River Expeditions
Phone: 1.800.463.9873
Website: www.raftinginfo.com

The family-run River Expeditions can arrange every aspect of your river rafting vacation. They have white water rafting and kayaking trips for all ages; adventurers as young as 6 years old can join, all the way up to 86 years!