5-7 May 2023   
16TH Annual 

Whitewater Whirl!

a mini dance vacation in WV's New River Gorge Scenic Recreation Area

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Choose an Adventure


Hiking, biking, rafting, rock climbing, zip lining, and more

Choose an activity, contact the outfitter and book your trip

Free of charge

On your own schedule

At your own pace

Info resources for the 
New River Gorge 
Recreation Area

Suggested preparations for various outdoor activities

But what if it rains?

As many experienced outdoor guides will tell you, "there's no such thing as bad weather -- only poor clothing."

Most people who dress appropriately for the conditions discover that the idea of getting wet is the unpleasant part. Actually getting rained on is no big deal at all, if you're dressed for the conditions: YOU don't get soaked - your outer layer protects you from that nasty 'ol H2O. 

Of course, if you raft or paddle, getting wet is guaranteed, rain or shine!  You can rent a wetsuit at the rafting basecamp if the weather is questionable.

So bring clothing (including footwear) appropriate to your planned activity, and rain attire in any case. You'll be dry and happy, unless you get onto the river, in which case you'll merely be happy.

See "What to bring" for adventure clothing guidelines.


Updated: 2017-11-17