In spring, the New River is the largest volume Class V white water river in North America. Spring rafting is especially exciting because higher water levels make the waves, holes and rapids more intense. However, despite these stronger waves, there is still a welcome path for the new or nervous rafter. The average water temperature in April is 65 degrees. White water rafting in the New River Gorge is great opportunity to experience something completely different, without breaking the bank. Packages are priced at $89 for rafting on Saturday, and $79 on Fridays and Sundays.
River Expeditions offers rafting trips on the New River daily from April to October. White water rafting involves navigating a stretch of river on an inflatable raft. Most trips last about 5-7 hours, including lunch. Being able to swim isn’t a necessity, and many non swimmers get to experience the thrill of rafting, as each guest is equipped with a Coast Guard approved Type V Life Jack, Paddle, and Helmet.
“Our Extreme College Weekends are a great way to get outdoors and blow off some winter cobwebs,” says River Expeditions Owner, Rick Johnson. “We believe that our all inclusive pricing is a great chance for students to raft, socialize, and enjoy the spring weather, without hurting their budget or experiencing surprise costs.”
Parents can send their students a “Rafting Care Package” as a gift certificate that can be used to pick the package of their choice and book their trip. River Expeditions Adventure Resort is within easy driving distance of many colleges in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and Maryland.