The snow melt provides the type of water flow that creates high adventure rafting experiences. “It looks like the river will be rolling this weekend, due to the recent precipitation,” says Len Hanger, Songer Whitewater’s Vice President. “We are expecting over 60 rafters to join us for the first day of the season.” This is Songer Whitewater’s 29th year of operation and will be providing
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Spring river flows are usually are some of the highest of the season, creating roller coaster type of rapids along the state’s busiest river for whitewater rafting. “Visitors to the state’s ski resorts have had fun all winter on the snow, now we’ll take that snow and create our own fun,” says Hanger, a 30-year veteran in guiding people on West Virginia rivers. Flowing from the mountains of western North Carolina, the New River flows at a slow meandering pace until it reaches the "Grand Canyon of the East", the New River Gorge.
For the latest information on whitewater rafting or online reservations, outdoor enthusiasts can go online at www.songerwhitewater.com.