• Picking up the pieces

    Picking up the pieces

    The whitewater rafting guides are highly trained and skilled at resolving minor detours during the trip.

  • Diving in at Pillow Rock

    Diving in at Pillow Rock

    Pillow Rock is a class V rapid on the Gauley River.

  • Paddlers - Rafting Trip

    These paddlers are beginning to resume their trip after lunch

    You will enjoy a river side lunch on your rafting trip.

  • Fighting the Rapids!

    Fighting the Rapids!

    All forward! Everyone must paddle hard to get the raft through the intense rapids.

  • Flipout

    This paddler has had better days!

    Make sure you have plenty of training and experience before you take a trip in a small raft by yourself!

  • A Gauley River rapid

    A Gauley River rapid

    Whitewater rafting on the Gauley River is wild!

  • Intense action on the Gauley River

    Intense action on the Gauley River

    The Gauley River is recommended for paddlers with previous experience.

  • Kayaking the Gauley River in West Virginia

    Kayaking the Gauley River in West Virginia

    The Gauley River has some of the most challenging whitewater anywhere!

  • Rafting the Gauley River in WV

    Rafting the Gauley River in WV

    The Gauley River is usually split into two sections: The Upper, class IV and V whitewater; and the Lower, class III to IV whitewater.

  • Whitewater rafting is a blast!

    Whitewater rafting is a blast!

    Whitewater rafting offers more excitement than any theme park!

  • Getting a Surprise on the New River

    Getting a Surprise on the New River

    Our cabins are near the New River and the Gauley River in West Virginia.

  • Some flat water on the New River

    Some flat water on the New River

    The Upper section of the New River is fun for all ages from 6 to 96!

  • Blasting through a rapid on the New River

    Blasting through a rapid on the New River

    The New River does contain some knarly whitewater that rivals the Gauley River!

  • Whitewater rafting the New River

    Whitewater rafting the New River

    With its range of difficulty from I to V, the New River can accommodate any whitewater rafting vacation.

  • Pillowrock rapid on the Gauley River

    Pillowrock rapid on the Gauley River

    Pillow rock is a class V rapid on the Upper Gauley River and is a short hike from your cabin at Carnifex Ferry Cottages.

  • Waiting for carnage...

    Waiting for carnage…

    Just a short hike from your WV cabin gets you a front row seat to Gauley River whitewater action!