Upper Gauley River Whitewater Rafting

Lansing, WV

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Overview

Experience Class IV and V rafting thrills along one of the most famous sections of the Gauley River on this epic whitewater rafting trip!

  • Ride one of the top 3 rivers in the U.S. named The Beast of the East
  • Paddle the iconic premier Class V run on the East Coast
  • Get expert instruction from professional river guides
  • Fuel up on a hot and delicious riverside lunch halfway through
  • Get ready to take on some of the most intimidating whitewater in the world!

Lansing, WV

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September - October:
Friday through Monday - Select Times

 

Essential Information
  • Available during fall Gauley season only, on specified dam release dates
  • Must be at least 15 years of age
  • It is strongly recommended that all participants have prior rafting experience.
  • Participants should be able to swim
  • Participants must sign a waiver to participate
  • Rafts, helmets, paddles and personal flotation devices are provided
  • Wetsuits and splash jackets available for rent
  • Hot riverside lunch will be provided
Duration
This is a full day trip. Depending on the water level, you’ll spend between 3-5 hours on the water, plus lunch and shuttle time to and from the river.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
This experience is available for up to 8 participants per boat. Larger groups can reserve more than one boat.
Spectators
This experience is for booked participants only.
Weather Dependent
Trips run rain or shine with the exception of severe weather. Please contact your tour provider with any questions about weather.
What To Wear
Please wear water shoes, sneakers or other shoes that can get wet and stay on your feet well. (No flip-flops or Crocs.) Swimsuits/swim trunks or light layers are appropriate. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a set of dry clothes to change into after the trip. The average water temperature on the Gauley River in the fall is 50 degrees. You may want to bring a synthetic layer. Wetsuits and splash jackets are available for rent.
Are there age restrictions?

Yes, participants must be at least 15 years of age.

Do I need any experience?

This trip involves technical Class IV and V rapids. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous whitewater experience. Participants should also know how to swim.

What should I wear?

Please wear water shoes, sneakers or other shoes that can get wet and stay on your feet well. (No flip-flops or Crocs.) Swimsuits/swim trunks or light layers are appropriate. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a set of dry clothes to change into after the trip. The average water temperature on the Gauley River in the fall is 50 degrees. You may want to bring a synthetic layer. Wetsuits and splash jackets are available for rent.

What will the guide provide?

Your guide will provide the rafts, transportation to and from the river from meeting point, paddles, personal flotation devices, helmets, food and an amazing time!

What food will be served? What about dietary restrictions?

A hot riverside lunch will be provided. Please let Virgin Experience Gifts know of any allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking to see if further accommodations can be made.

Returns
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Exchanges
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Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations are allowed 30 days prior less a processing fee or rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. 

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