Whitewater Rafting


Rafters plowing through a rapid.

Whitewater rafting is perhaps the extreme sport most popularly associated with West Virginia, though rafting adventures here need not be extreme and many rivers in West Virginia (especially those outside the mountains) are gentle. Many rafting rivers are suited to family-style rafting, and paddlers need little or no experience.  More than a dozen outfitters are licensed to guide rafting trips on West Virginia rivers.

Whitewater Rafting Rivers

  • Cheat River Rafting
  • Gauley River Rafting
  • New River Rafting
  • North Branch Rafting
  • Potomac River Rafting
  • River Riders, Inc.
  • Shenandoah River Rafting

The information on this page is used by permission of David Sibray and West Virginia Explorer.  For more information, please visit wvexplorer.com.

The picture(s) depicting canoeing and tubing are used by the permission of River Riders.  For more information please visit riverriders.com.