The Best White Water Rafting in the Potomac Highlands
White Water Excursion pricing: tickets are $59.95 per person
Add this to your stay when you are reserving your cabin on our online booking page!If you’re looking for a summer getaway that includes white water rafting near Washington DC, then a cabin rental at Golden Anchor Cabins is the place to start. West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania is known for great white water rafting all the way from the popular New and Gauley Rivers to highly commercialized Ohiopyle River. But conveniently located several hours closer to the Washington DC & Baltimore MD metropolitan areas lies Tucker County, West Virginia’s Cheat River and Blackwater Outdoor Adventures.
Fun for Everyone!
The Cheat River flows north cutting a beautiful path all the way through Tucker County. When it comes to planning the best day out on the Cheat, look no further than our friends at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures. BOA utilizes several miles of the Cheat from Parsons, WV all the way into Preston County. They offer everything from lazy tube rides to canoes and inflatable kayaks to class II & III white water rapids rafting adventures great for everyone from an outdoorsy couple to the entire family. BOA has wonderful, friendly guides and an outfitter campus located in St. George, WV.
Rafting and Log Cabins – a perfect package
Golden Anchor Cabins is uniquely located to provide guests two completely different ways to travel to Blackwater Outdoor Adventures. Whether taking Rt 32 through the quaint towns of Davis, Thomas & Parsons or following Rt 72 and the meandering Cheat River itself, both directions are around 30 miles to BOA’s outfitter campus. Each of our luxury log cabins feature clean hot tubs, full kitchens and gas log fireplace by a comfy couch. You’ll find your relaxing stay at Golden Anchor Cabins to be the perfect complement to a white water rafting adventure.
Family Rafting – Cheat Narrows Rafting
Enjoy the beauty and sheer excitement of this 5 mile stretch of the Cheat River. BOA’s highly trained and professional staff will guide you through the Cheat Narrows for an exciting experience that you will not soon forget. There is excitement for everyone from the novice to the experienced whitewater rafter on the Cheat River in St. George, WV. The Narrow’s Class II and III rapids will be fun and exciting, but not intimidate even the first-time rafters. All tours include transportation to and from the river, all the equipment necessary for the day, and on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday the rafting tour includes a full lunch. All other days include a light snack.
Add White Water Rafting Tickets to Your Cabin Stay
Add a white water rafting adventure for two on Tucker County’s Cheat River to your cabin reservation today! Your voucher complete with instructions and your departure date/time will be waiting in your cabin upon your arrival. Pair this with your cabin reservation to add a little white water adventure to your romantic cabin getaway in the mountains of West Virginia.
See you out on the water!
Common Rafting Questions
What kind of river is the Cheat River?
The Cheat River is West Virginia family white water at its best! The Cheat River is fed by several popular fishing rivers including Shaver’s Fork, Dry Fork and Red Creek plus all of the water that Blackwater Falls can throw at it. This makes for great rapids and white water rafting in the Cheat Narrows. Closer to Parsons, the river is wide and flat making for a tube rider’s lazy paradise. The Cheat is a rain-dependant river, rather than one fed by a dam. Consequently, all rides are weather-dependent. BOA cancellations due to low water levels will constitute a 100% refund.
What does BOA provide?
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures of West Virginia provides transportation to and from the river, all rafting equipment (helmet, life jacket, paddle & boat), and professional guides to get you down the river. On Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday the white water rafting tour includes a full lunch. All other days include a light snack.
How much time do we spend on the water?
The total trip is 4-5 hours from the time you leave base camp until you return. We spend 3-4 of them on the water. Additionally, allow for 40 minutes of travel time between your cabin and BOA’s campus.
What else might we need?
You should bring any medication you need throughout the day, plus sunscreen, sunglasses and a dry layer to put on after the trip.