From mild to wild: West Virginia rafting for families

Looking to spend some quality time and bond with your family away from all the hustle and bustle? Giver whitewater rafting a try! Although most would describe whitewater rafting as exhilarating and daring, outfitters across the state have created trips dedicated to families who want to try rafting! These trips will inspire your new love for whitewater rafting no matter what river you choose to run all while being surrounded by the gorgeous beauty of the Mountain State. Give these whitewater trips a try for family fun and amazing memories:

New River

Family Lower New River Rafting Trip

Journey through the scenic New River Gorge alongside your family on this trip. Your guides at Adventures on the Gorge will take you through each twist and turn you while you and your family get to experience a fun adventure you’ll never forget.

Upper New River Run Trip

The Upper New River is known for its gentle rapids, which makes it great for beginners to learn how to enjoy the gentle rapids and all of the fun that comes with it. This trip is the perfect trip for families with children ages six and up to spend a day riding the gentle rapids of the Upper New River.

Upper New River Canyon Trip

River Expeditions‘ Upper New River Canyon Trip is the perfect trip for families with young children, as well as adults who are looking for a more mild adventure. This trip features gentle waves and mild rapids with many opportunities to swim, play and have an all-around good time!

Family Fun Upper New River Rafting Trip

Have an adventure with your family on the Upper New River on this trip at ACE Adventure Resort. Kids must be age 6 or older to ride these easy waves and have a fun day spent in the sun. This trip is sure to fire your family’s passion for whitewater rafting and exhilaration. Afterwards reward yourself with a trip to ACE’s Wonderland Waterpark where you and the kids can continue the fun.

Shenandoah River

Visit River Riders in the summer and fall for trips that are more mild and family friendly due to lower water levels. If you and your family are beginners, take a trip on the beautiful Shenandoah River to enjoy the scenic beauty that surrounds you during your gentle run down the river.

Cheat River

A trip with Cheat River Outfitters on the Cheat Narrows in the summertime is a great option for families with children aged seven and older looking for adventure that’s not too crazy. Experience miles of Class II-III whitewater on this trip, which provides you with gorgeous scenery and fun in the water.

Which trip do you and your family plan on trying?

This post was last updated on March 17, 2022