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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

60 Location Rd, Parsons, WV 26287-8686
+1 304-478-3775
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Perfect whitewater rafting adventure for the whole family!

This was our first ever whitewater rafting experience and we couldn't have been more pleased. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa W
Bel Air, Maryland

This was my group's first time ever white water rafting and it was amazing. The guides were really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Baldwinsville, New York
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Offering family friendly adventures, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, flyfishing and camping. Located in historic St. George outside the Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls State Parks.
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60 Location Rd, Parsons, WV 26287-8686
+1 304-478-3775
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first ever whitewater rafting experience and we couldn't have been more pleased. The water level was higher for this time of year, and that made it great too. Our guide Glaser was wonderful. Our one son was a bit nervous and he...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my group's first time ever white water rafting and it was amazing. The guides were really patient with us but still maximized all of the fun involved. We are planning another trip out.

Thank laurenj0824
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayla, Kristen and crew are top notch and a joy to spend the day with on the river. Kristen was our guide and was perfectly interactive, sharing some good stories of trips past along with expert guidance down the river. I was surprised to see...More

Thank jpfortney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Owen, Liz and Kayla provided a professional, friendly and fun experience WW rafting on the Cheat River. The store is well-stocked with wetsuits and wind jackets in case of inclement weather (even though a bit chilly, our trip was awesome), and the rafts are first...More

Thank WVJohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter (age 20) and I had a wonderful first time experience with white water rafting. Our guide was Kayla and she was excellent!! She made our trip a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend to anyone especially first timers, like ourselves!!

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding experience. The guide, Owen, was extremely knowledgeable of the river and friendly as well as the assistant, Kayla. BOA was very accommodating. Tip your guides! The whole family loved the experience, by far the highlight of our vacation in West Virginia

Thank danklepec
raftboa, Owner at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago


Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BOA did a fantastic job of organizing. Everyone on my raft had a great time. The staff could not have been better! I would highly recommend this outfitter for any water adventures.

Thank Francois K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went rafting on the Cheat River. The river was high and it was a blast. Kayla was our guide and she did an excellent job. Tip your guides.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great time. Had family reunion in Canaan these guys were recommended by a friend. Couldn't have been a better trip guides were knowledgeable and very professional. Have rafted with rivermen several times. For quality of the trip with our grandchildren prices for the...More

Thank Bud H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trip was a ton of fun. Guides were great. They helped ease the nerves of the younger kids and kept the trip fun for everyone! We had a blast and definitely want to do it again if we get the chance. Thanks for an awesome...More

Thank rkroen
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Tina W
20 July 2016|
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Response from Guingriz | Reviewed this property |
While they do provide them, we were told that we could go without if that was our preference, as the river was low (but not too low - it was GREAT!) We never felt unsafe (2 adults, 1 teen). This was one week ago- hope you... More
12 April 2016|
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Response from raftboa | Property representative |
Louis, the field next to our office is our campground. I don't have great pictures but will try and put some on our Facebook page in the next day or two. We have one secret campsite in the woods on the other side of the... More