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2 festivals, 1 weekend: get the best of both

  Gauley River National Recreation Area is THE place to be in the fall! Especially the 1 weekend 2 festivals

The nation’s most epic whitewater event

Epic whitewater, gear giveaways and plenty of wild whitewater takes around the campfire— welcome to Gauley Fest, the largest paddling

August Insta-greats

As summer comes to a close, we’re reminiscing about all our wild, wonderful adventures. From the The State Fair of West Virginia

4 Labor Day weekend getaways for the family

Labor Day is the weekend to kiss the summer goodbye. Wondering how you and your family can savor the last

The many moods of the Cheat River (and when’s best to ride!)

The Cheat River is one of the longest free-flowing paddling destinations in the east, and northern West Virginia’s premier aquatic

What makes the Gauley River’s Pillow Rock rapid “The Best 10 Seconds in American Whitewater”?

“This is the best 10 seconds in American whitewater,” my raft guide told me the first time I ran the

Paddles? Psh. Ride the whitewater the easy way!

There’s tubing, and then there’s tubing. Inner tubes are great for lazy float trips, but did you know you can

You don’t need an ocean to shred waves in WV

The New River Gorge is the East Coast’s hub for shredding the surf on wild river waves. While an ocean

Think tubes mean calm, aimless floating? Think again!

Harpers Ferry is most well-known for its rich history, but it’s also a prime river town. Tucked under the shadow

Top 5 ways to celebrate 101 years of National Parks

On August 25, 2017, the National Park Service turns 101! Get out there and enjoy West Virginia’s National Parks! Here

11 wild teambuilding retreats for school & youth groups

Take your youth group to the mountains for some wild, wonderful team building. Nothing brings a group closer than overcoming

The ultimate romantic retreat, hiding just outside DC

Only about 1 hour from Washington D.C. is the perfect, but little-known romantic getaway: West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Take a

5 days in the New River Gorge with kids

The New River Gorge isn’t just for adrenaline junkies. It’s a great place for family vacations, too. The New River

5 WV adventure festivals not to miss

If you crave beautifully wild terrain, adventure sports, live music and like-minded people, go ahead and put in for a

Best of August in WV

As another wild, wonderful season comes to a close, there’s no better way to soak up the last of that

6 waterfalls you can paddle over

West Virginia is known for its mountains and world-class whitewater rivers, and when that wild water tumbles over those hills,

6 accessible river spots to launch your boat

Launch your boat for a scenic paddle in West Virginia, where you’ll find some of the most scenic rivers in

Your guide to the New River Gorge SUP Race

Grab a board and hit the waves— in a land-locked state. West Virginia’s lakes and rapids are perfect for the

8 top family summer vacations in the mountains

Who needs the beach when you have miles upon miles of outdoor recreation and beauty? Here are some of the

Mountain Surf Paddle Sports

Gal getaways: wild weekends

Feeling adventurous? Bring your friends along for the ride in West Virginia! It doesn’t matter if you’re a horse lover,

6 places to get really, really off the grid

Ditch the laptop and cell phone at home and recharge YOUR batteries instead at one of these off-the-grid places in

Hit the West Virginia water— hard

You can take part in just about any watersport that you can think of in the Mountain State. Whether you’re

Plan a prime man-cation

Need a getaway with just the guys? West Virginia’s got plenty to do, whether it’s rafting, hiking, biking or just

Meet the Roaming Gnome here in the mountains!

Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome is touring West Virginia! Have you seen a tiny bearded fellow in town? From late April to

Have you visited WV’s National Parks? We bet you didn’t do this…

Southern West Virginia’s National Parks are known for their natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The New River Gorge National River, Gauley

River Expeditions

Paddling WV’s classic whitewater river

The New River is the classic collection of whitewater runs that built West Virginia’s whitewater rafting industry. It runs all the

Whitewater 101: paddling WV’s world-class rapids

One of the best ways to enjoy West Virginia’s stunning outdoor scenery is with the plain, pure fun of whitewater

The East Coast’s undiscovered whitewater gem

The Cheat River ranks among the best for whitewater paddling in the region. Northeastern West Virginia is chock-full of creeks

Cheat River Outfitters

If your kids have enough “stuff,” here’s a gift idea.

Technology is wonderful. But the truth is we all need time to unplug— especially kids. With access to their favorite

24 resolutions to add to your bucket list this year

There are so many things to see and do in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia that it can be a bit

These daredevils parachute off a bridge— and you can watch!

It’s no wonder Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event of its kind in the entire world. Who wouldn’t

22 things you didn’t know about the legendary Gauley River

One of the best whitewater destinations in the world is right here in the West Virginia mountains. Have you heard

Great Gauley! 5 highlights on one of the world’s best stretches of whitewater

West Virginia is undeniably one of the epicenters of whitewater rafting and kayaking in the world, with the Cheat River

7 WV adventures you’ll have to face solo… and be glad you did

Adventures are tucked into every nook and cranny of the Mountain State. Some you can enjoy together, but for others,

Rock N Roll Rafting

Wilderness Voyageurs

Whitewater rafting on the Cheat Canyon, Cheat Narrows, Big Sandy  and the Tygart River.  Rafting for families and adventure seekers. 

West Virginia Adventures Rafting and Campground

West Virginia Campground is located in the lush green area of river rafting country of wild and wonderful West Virginia. 

River Riders, Inc.

River Riders offers the finest white water rafting, tubing, stand up paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, zip line canopy tour and

New River Gorge National River

New and Gauley River Adventures

New and Gauley River Adventures offers the best in white water fun for travelers of all ages on the New

Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center

Experience some of the best whitewater rafting in the east on the mighty Cheat River. The largest uncontrolled watershed in

Harpers Ferry Zip Line / Canopy Tour – River Riders

The Harpers Ferry Zip Line / Canopy Tour will bring you breathtaking scenery as you soar among the trees and

Gauley River National Recreation Area

Gauley River National Recreation Area was created in 1988 to protect the gorges and swift, winding waters of 25 miles

Fort Spring Boat Launch

Canoe/kayak put-in located seven miles from Alderson. Enjoy mild whitewater along the downstream, two to three-hour journey to Alderson.

Coal River Kayak and Canoe Rental

Coal River Kayak |amp; Canoe Rental is based in the Coal River Watershed that includes the Coal river, Big Coal

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting offers river services on the New River, Gauley River, Greenbrier River and the Bluestone River. Our whitewater

Bluestone National Scenic River

Bluestone National Scenic River was created in 1988, to protect 10.5 miles of the Bluestone River as a free-flowing river.

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures is an outfitter located on the Cheat River near Blackwater Falls and the Canaan Valley, WV. We specialize

USA Raft

Specializing in half-day Express Trips for time-sensitive and budget-savvy travelers. Trips daily from April – October for ages 6 on

The Ridges – West Virginia’s Newest Zipline Adventure

Experience West Virginia’s newest zipline located on site at River Expeditions.|nbsp; Thrill-seeker meets nature-lover for this exciting 2 to 2.5-hour

River & Trail Outfitters

River and Trail Outfitters of Knoxville, Maryland has been family owned and operated since 1972. River and Trail offers guided

ACE Adventure Resort

Adventures on the Gorge Resort

Alpine Ministries

River Expeditions

Adventures on the Gorge Rafting

New & Gauley River Adventures

Ohio River Water Trail