Get your adrenaline on with River Expeditions

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – We’re deep into the dog days of summer, a great time to get your adventure on with endless outdoor activities and the stunning backdrop of the New River Gorge.

River Expeditions Adventure Resort says they could not be more proud to showcase the area and our designation as a national park.

“We’ve been here forever, but people are just now learning about it, and the secret’s out,” said owner Heather Johnson. “They may stop at the visitor center and then see that we have tons of outdoor adventures to take part in, especially whitewater rafting. You don’t want to come to the new river gorge without going rafting.”

According to Johnson, they have been very busy with last-minute reservations since the Fourth of July weekend. She says they are always ready to get people on the river as soon as possible.

“And get them plugged into a zipline tour or an express trip. So that is just an abbreviated New River Gorge trip,” she said. “So we have morning and afternoon departures, which is really convenient for last-minute trips.”

Though folks come from everywhere, even driving cross-country to stay at river expeditions — johnson says most of their guests hail from the contiguous states (Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania)to enjoy their amenities.

“You’ve got access to our outdoor pool and hot tub. We have a beautiful lodge with billiards and games,” she said. “So it’s just a time to connect with your family that maybe staying at a hotel wouldn’t really offer.”

People fall in love with West Virginia’s stunning natural beauty and are happy to stay on the property.

“We’re not too large. Not too small. We’re just the right size. We’re family-owned and operated second generation,” said Johnson. “So that really matters. We’re able to offer a level of personal service.”

When you’re on the river, you get to tune out all the noise and distractions, breathe in the calm and immerse yourself in nature.

“It’s nice to share something that the entire family will enjoy for years to come,” Johnson said.

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