Whitewater kayaking is a staple of Outdoor Pursuits programming. North Carolina is perhaps the best state in the country for whitewater. It’s got some gnarly stuff.
This semester, we are leading a trip to the beautiful New River near Beckley, West Virginia. This stretch of river is a favorite of OP Staff for its beauty and water features. Every rapid is followed by a small stretch of flat water in case you eat it. Beginners can learn and intermediates will really enjoy this trip. If you’re lucky, you may even get to check out an other-worldly swimming hole!
Whitewater Kayaking New River 3/2
Drive length: 3 hours
Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate
Trip Length: 1 full day
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