Whitewater Rafting – New River

from $56.00

Enjoy some of the best whitewater in the country along with breathtaking views in West Virginia’s New River Gorge.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Large Group
All about the Whitewater Rafting – New River.

Raft with the only licensed Christian rafting outfitter on the New River! With over 35 years of experience, Alpine is committed to safety and quality Christian adventure for your church, youth group, or family and friends.

Exciting whitewater, calm pools, and guided reflection on God’s Word add up to a day full of fun and impact. Between paddling the Class I to Class V rapids, don’t forget to look up at the Appalachian Mountain scenery as you wind your way through “the Grand Canyon of the East.”

Alpine uses 14-foot rafts to ensure a great ride down the river. Alternately, you can choose to raft the Class I-III rapids on the Upper New River in a two-person inflatable kayak (duckie). No previous experience necessary.

A variety of trips are available from mild to wild! For more extreme whitewater, check out the Gauley River.

Age Minimums

  • Upper New River: 8 years old
  • Upper New River, Duckies: 12 years old
  • Lower New River: 13 years old


Late March – October

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

We provide:

  • Your paddle, PFD (life jacket), and helmet
  • A delicious lunch served picnic-style beside the river
  • All transportation between Alpine and the river


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Male – modest trunk-style swim suit or board shorts.

Female – modest swim suit and shorts. The midriff should be covered and no low-cut tops, please.

Water sandals or shoes for water recreation.

T-shirts and sunscreen are highly recommended.

Inexpensive sunglasses with strap. Safety strap for eyeglasses.

Flip-flops/shoes without backs are not acceptable as well as long pants, skirts, or culottes as they may be a safety hazard.

In addition to the warm weather suggestions:

Layer with quick-drying clothes like fleece and polyester. Avoid wearing cotton (e.g., T-shirts or regular socks).

Wet suits and paddling splash jackets are available for rent (provided for free in April and October). Modest shorts must be worn over wet suit.

  • All participants should bring any necessary medications with them (e.g., inhalers, required prescriptions, allergy medications, or epi-pen).
  • Participants may also want to have insect repellent on trips.
  • Guests who wear contact lenses may want to consider wearing glasses on trips or carry a travel size solution kit for activities.
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Coronavirus UpdateSummer cancellations & adjustments

May 8, 2020

Dear Friends of Alpine Ministries,

As you can understand, Alpine is facing a severe challenge from the pandemic. Because of this, a plan to have our normal summer ministry is not possible. Therefore, after much prayer and with heavy hearts, we have decided that we will not be able to hold our 2020 summer Alpine Bible Camp schedule. Our Adventure and Retreat opportunities still have limited availability. Please call to learn more about Adventures and Retreats this summer: 800-806-2180.

This change does not mean that the summer will be void of any ministry or activities. We are prepared to provide alternative summer camp experiences for local churches utilizing our permanent Alpine staff. As our governor updates us, and the guidelines for re-opening continue to develop, we will be available to minister within the environment that emerges. For now, only the Lord knows what the future holds. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for developments, and sign up for email updates.

We have closed registration for the camp options that are currently offered and we will be processing refunds to those who have already submitted a payment.

Thank you for praying with us and for us as we trust the Lord in these uncertain times. Please be in prayer for our summer staff as they face this disappointing adjustment to their ministry plans. Also, pray for the many lives which will not be reached through Alpine because of this unavoidable cancellation. And pray for God’s special financial provision since the summer is when we receive the majority of our revenue. If you would like to designate a gift for Alpine Ministries, you may do so here.

In His Service,
Dave Holloway
Vice President for Extension Ministries