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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

60 Location Rd, Parsons, WV 26287-8686
+1 304-478-3775
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White water rafting

My husband and I drove up on a whim and decided to go white-water rafting. What an amazing friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rhonda B
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Amazing trip!

I took a group of 13 college students and staff members on a rafting trip in late April 2018. What... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kristiecrumley
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Westminster, Maryland
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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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“cheat river” (23 reviews)
“canoe trip” (7 reviews)
“the river” (42 reviews)
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60 Location Rd, Parsons, WV 26287-8686
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+1 304-478-3775
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I drove up on a whim and decided to go white-water rafting. What an amazing friendly fun place. We had a blast and felt completely at ease with our very experienced guide. I think this is a must-try for everyone. Not to...More

Thank Rhonda B
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raftboa, Owner at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Rhonda, we enjoyed having you two as well. Thanks for the nice review! Hopefully we will see you again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a group of 13 college students and staff members on a rafting trip in late April 2018. What a great experience. The river guides were instructive and supportive. Even though the weather was chilly, (not to mention the temperature of the river...) the...More

Thank kristiecrumley
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raftboa, Owner at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the kind words. We loved having your group. Keeping on adventuring!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here went out of their way to accommodate us. Because of weather, we switched our kayaking trip by one day, the staff was very willing to work with us and give us the best experience possible. Although it was very cold the day...More

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raftboa, Owner at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Jared for braving the WV Spring weather! We appreciate the review and thanks for coming!

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We picked the flatwater tubing adventure. We were able to tether 3 tubes plus a cooler tube and just float. What a great time, our daughter loved it! I loved that on our first "stop" my boyfriend asked me to marry him!! The water was...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A thrilling, heart pounding, secluded ride over white water with no waiting between the sets of rapids. I highly recommend the inflatable kyaks or "duckies" if available, they add another level of wild excitement.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

BOA is the best. They were so nice and accomondating. We showed up an hour and half before our scheduled departure time hoping we could go early. They scheduled us in with no problem. They have a nice place to clean up and change after...More

Thank Al P
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raftboa, Owner at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thanks!

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This was my second time doing the kayaking trip. Did 4 mile last year and the 8 mile this visit. The staff is very friendly and me and my wife had an awesome time. Will definitely be back!!

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was my second time rafting but first time In WV. I had my husband and 3 kids (8,13, and 15) we chose the Deluxe package which included lunch on the river! We had a blast!! Our guide was Liz and she went over all...More

Thank hannahsmom02
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Great day of rafting with the team from Blackwater Outdoor Adventures. Our kids aged 10 and 12 loved it. Glaser, our guide was professional, had great chat and was good fun with the kids. Had not expected much of a lunch and were pleasantly surprised....More

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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
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laurathelawyer
27 December 2017|
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Response from jessicaaY8089PM | Reviewed this property |
Not a chance! Very calm and mellow ride. My 9yo. had a blast.
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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
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socloseUSA
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
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