Giant rapids. Your best friends. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Spring rafting in Almost Heaven.

Whitewater rafting in West Virginia during the spring is an experience like no other. It’s the perfect chance to shake off the winter blues you’ve been experiencing and feel refreshed at the same time. Thanks to heavy spring rains, whitewater rafting during the spring season is both thrilling and exciting. In fact, during your trip you can experience enormous waves that can reach up to 16 feet or more!

The spring season is also a perfect time to go whitewater rafting as rafting companies around the state offer spring specials you won’t want to miss. Some spring rafting trips you won’t want to miss out on include:

ACE Adventure Resort

Lower New River – This fan-favorite trip at ACE Adventure Resort is a full of adventure. During this trip, you will experience the largest, most fun rapids perfect for beginners and still exciting for more experienced rafters.

Upper New River – ACE offers both a full-day trip as well as an overnight trip for the Upper New River. This trip is great for first-time rafters and even children six years and older.

Adventures on the Gorge

Lower New River – This is one of Adventures on the Gorge’s most popular trips, and it’s an exhilarating trip with class-IV whitewater rafting.

Spring-Summer Gauley – This full-day trip in the spring is a can’t-miss trip, because if you’re lucky enough, you might get to run the Lower Gauley at levels three to five times higher than normal fall flows.

Dueling Rivers – On this multi-day trip, you get to experience both the New River and Gauley River and take on class III, IV and V rapids for an exciting experience.

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

Cheat Narrows Deluxe – This milder trip at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures is great for both adults and children who are six years old and older. On this trip, you’ll enjoy class II and III rapids, lunch, jump rocks and more.

Cheat Narrows Deluxe – This fun trip is ideal for those looking to have an adventure but don’t have an entire day to do so. This trip is three to four hours of all out fun.

Cheat River Outfitters

Cheat CanyonCheat River Outfitters Spring Cheat Canyon trip contains 13 miles of class III to V rapids. On this trip, get ready for wild rapids, waterfalls and unique rock formations.

Cheat Narrows – If you’re looking for an exciting ride, then you’ll love a spring trip on the Cheat Narrows. This trip is full of wave trains and amazing class III whitewater. Along the way, you’ll stop at “Jump Rock,” where you’ll get the chance to dive into the spring waters of the Cheat River.

River Expeditions

Spring Fling Weekends – This spring, make your way to River Expeditions during their Spring Fling Weekends for a trip on the New River, the largest volume class V whitewater river in North America.

Extreme College Weekends – This incredible spring package includes rafting, a BBQ cookout, two nights camping and a light breakfast daily. This trip will take you on the New River for intense waves and rapids.

Even more

There are so many more great outfitters across the state that will take you on an adventure of a lifetime. Read on to discover even more.

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This post was last updated on March 17, 2022