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Thrillseekers don’t have to fly thousands of miles to exotic lands, such as the Zambezi River, Futaleufú River, or Noce River, to experience the wildest whitewater rafting on the planet. In fact, the most challenging American river rafting is tucked away in the jaw-dropping Appalachian Mountains in the great state of West Virginia. And it’s closer than you think. ACE Adventure Resort’s world-famous American whitewater expeditions are within 230 miles of Greensboro, Columbus, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Lexington.

Spring and Summer in the New River Gorge

Spring’s arrival is so close that we can practically see the forestry subtly returning to life, feel the soft film of the fresh morning dew, and smell the native flowers as they bloom. But, for us, spring means one thing: the long-awaited return of the best American river rafting east of the Mississippi. During spring and summer, we guide folks up the wild, visually-striking New River Gorge, which snakes its way through the heart of Appalachia just a couple miles from our luxury log cabins. A common misconception is that we can only accommodate experienced rafters. False! These guided American river rafting excursions are tailored to please kids, beginners, and, yes, whitewater maestros (depending on the section of the New River chosen). And don’t forget about our outrageous “kids raft free” promo: a child age 6-11 years old rafts free with each full paying adult on the Upper New River.

The Wildest American River Rafting: The Upper Gauley

For those yearning for the wildest American river rafting on the East Coast, look no further than the Upper Gauley River’s seasonal full-flow dam releases. Yes, autumn seems like a lifetime away, but we always urge potential guests to book several months in advance to secure a spot. It’s worth noting that the Lower Gauley River is beginner-friendly. The Upper Gauley, meanwhile, is many things: a milestone, a bucket list topper, a legend. These pulse-pounding whitewater adventures are not for the faint of heart as you and your crew will experience the feistiest rapids, speediest chutes, tightest gates, and most unpredictable waves in North America. A midsummer trip on the Gauley River should also be on your adventure bucket list as this scenic waterway is the wildest summer attraction in the region.

Chalet in the Mountains | Adventurous Vacation Packages

After each day of Appalachian-style exploration, return to one of our rustic yet modern chalets, cabins, or cottages for an evening spent under the stars with friends new and old. ACE has been a staple in the adventure tourism industry since 1979. And we’re so much more than “just” a classic American river rafting company. We also boast a world-class rock climbing school, open-air water park, heart-racing zip lines, growing jam band festival, and so much more! Don’t forget to browse through our many adventure packages at ACERaft.com, or simply give us a call today at 1-800-787-3982 to book the vacation of a lifetime.

BY aceteam

Bringing you all the latest whitewater rafting, adventure, and all things ACE from the New River Gorge of West Virginia for over 40 years.

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