West Virginia Lower New River Rafting - Camping 2 daySpend two days in West Virginia white water rafting and camping on the Lower New River. The Lower New River is the most popular rafting river in West Virginia. Find out why with Class VI- Mountain River.
|Trip||Min. Age||Rating||Length||Starting At|
|2-Day Lower New Overnight||12||Intermediate (Some experience recommended)||2 days/
|$289||Call to Book|
|3-Day Lower New Overnight||12||Intermediate||3 days/
|$389||Call to Book
The Lower New River Rafting Camping 2-Day flat-out has everything. If you like exploring on hikes, gently floating down lazy stretches of river, camping that's cool enough for veterans and easy enough for first timers, and tackling some of the world's best whitewater, you cannot miss Class VI's 2-Day.
You'll begin the first day by meeting your guides and learning how to pack up river-style. Don't worry about not having enough room--our customized gear boats are like the RVs of whitewater rafting! Soon you'll be on the New River, navigating the always exciting first day's rapids in a ducky. Arriving at camp in the afternoon, you'll begin to relax and enjoy everything that riverside campouts have to offer, from our gourmet surf and turf dinner with all the fixin's to the endless fireside river stories over drinks and s'mores.
On day two, you'll trade your duckies for full size rafts and get ready for the Lower New River. There you'll tackle the big class III, IV, and V rapids that have made our home river famous the world over. With classic whitewater like The Railroad Rapids, Keeney's Creek, and Old Nasty, there's nothing quite like this section for big thrill rafting! When all's said and done, you'll arrive back at Class VI Base with plenty of smiles and memories to last long past your 2-Day adventure!
Upon arriving you will check-in, have breakfast and enjoy coffee and juice as you pack your personal gear into our waterproof dry bags and change into your river gear.
What To Expect
- During the shuttle to the river the guides will explain the trip and review the fundamentals of rafting.
- Two days of whitewater – day 1 you will paddle a one-man inflatable kayak, day 2 we trade our inflatable kayaks for rafts as we travel through the heart of the New River Gorge ending downstream of the New River Gorge Bridge (Western hemisphere’s longest single arch bridge).
- Each day delicious lunches, dinners, and breakfast are prepared by your guides. Soft drinks are provided at the campsite. If you have special dietary needs, please let our reservation staff know in advance. Class VI provides a limited amount of beer and wine at the campsite. If you would like to bring additional beverages, please make sure it is packed in non-glass containers.
- What should you bring on the Lower New River Overnight? We encourage you to bring guitars, fishing poles, horseshoes or other fun toys (within reason)! We cannot be responsible for weather or water damages.
- On the return shuttle enjoy a complimentary beverage.
- Hot buffet breakfast at Smokey’s on the Gorge prior to departure
- Transportation to and from the river
- Rafting equipment (helmet, life jacket, paddle & boat)
- Dry bag provided for personal items (overnight checklist)
- Professional Guides
- Tents and sleeping pads
- 1 night of riverside camping
- Gourmet deli-style lunch both days
- Dinner and breakfast cooked at camp by your guides
- Class VI tries to video every raft trip. To insure your trip is videoed, we suggest pre-registering when making a reservation or booking online (Options are listed below). Learn more about our video program.
- Whitewater Photography shoots several photographs of each raft during your raft trip. 8X10 photographs are delivered to our facility each afternoon by the time you return. You can purchase a photo or a disk of all your favorite shots at Class VI.
- Rental/wetsuit & paddle jacket
Important LinksWhat to Wear Whitewater Rafting
Explore our rafts and rafting configurations
Whitewater Rafting Waiver
New River Overnight Checklist