If you have a sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors, you can't do better than West Virginia, where you'll find America's BEST Whitewater. Thrilling, exhilarating, exciting, even relaxing...the West Virginia whitewater rafting experience is all this and more.
Rafting can run the gamut from calm, peaceful float trip that allows you to fully appreciate the spectacular scenery to a challenging adventure that stirs your adrenaline. All it takes is one trip. No matter which you choose, you're bound to get hooked.
No experience is necessary. Well-trained guides direct paddlers through foaming whitewater, steering between rocks and over splashing waves. Abandoned coal mining towns, scenic waterfalls and tall tales from your guides are among the extra attractions.
Whitewater rapids are classed according to the difficulty they pose, from class I to class VI. Novices can run class I to II stretches without a guide, while class II to V segments require real paddling skill and/or the kind of leadership provided by professional outfitters. Class VI water poses the ultimate challenge.