Stand Up Paddleboarding

Calm waters. Breathtaking sunsets. Explore West Virginia’s placid flatwaters on a stand-up paddleboard excursion. This growing activity allows you to disconnect and reconnect with nature in a new way.

Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUPing, is a unique way to experience the beautiful waterways of West Virginia. Extra points if you can come up with the best SUP related pun while you’re paddling!

SUP the Carribean of the East on a full day stand-up-paddleboard trip to Summersville Lake. The clear and bright blue waters have remarkable visibility and are surrounded by cliffs, a true mountain lake. This massive lake is the largest in West Virginia, and there’s no better way to explore it than by paddling it on a SUP.

The best part about SUP? No experience is needed with the help of our friendly outfitters. After a shuttle ride to the lake, you’ll be outfitted with a PFD (personal flotation device), and given a demonstration on how to SUP. In no time, you’ll be experiencing the beauty of Summersville Lake. Want to take a break from paddling? You’ll have plenty of time to jump in and swim!


The New River is known for its whitewater rafting, but it is also the home to calm pools of water perfect for exploring on a stand-up paddleboard. Local guides will take you to the river and outfit you with all the gear you need, as well as a demonstration on how to SUP. While the water is moving on the river, you’ll paddle the calmer flatwater pools of the river and experience it from a whole new perspective than whitewater rafting. You can make this experience as challenging as you want, by either standing, sitting, or kneeling on your stand-up paddleboard. This is a half-day trip suitable for all experience levels.

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