RiverPalooza–Make a SPLASH for Clean Water–Tubing & Kick Off Party


Join your Upper Potomac Riverkeeper for an exciting tubing adventure on the Potomac River to see why he works so hard to protect its beauty and clean waters! This section of the river is part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and your float will take you past Old Town Harpers Ferry, WV and through the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, experiencing the thrills of beginner class I-III rapids. This is an all-day pass so you can float straight through the trip or stop off on the large island-like rocks in the middle of the river for a picnic or some sunbathing. Once you have landed, enjoy a trip up to Harpers Ferry Adventure Center in a 5 ton military vehicle where the RiverPalooza 2017 Make a Splash for Clean Water Event party will be kicking-off.

Outfitter and Arrival Location:

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC)
37410 Adventure Center Lane
Purcellville, VA 20132

Arrival time: 12:30 PM (12:30-1:15 registration and safety talk, Departure 1:30), off river around 4:30 PM

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tube rental and registration for after party: $35


Free RiverPalooza T-shirt for first 50 registrants!

Participant Limit: 100 people, Registration closes June 1.

EVERY PADDLE PARTICIPANT must print, fill out and bring their ACA waiver with them on the day of the event. Depending on your trip, you may also need to bring an outfitter waiver. Please see your confirmation email for details.

 ACATripWaiver_adult   ACATripWaiver_minor

Party included with registration:

Location: Harpers Ferry Adventure Center, 37410 Adventure Center Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132
Party Time: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

At Harpers Ferry Adventure Center [Contact center for reservations. Located at 37410 Adventure Center Lane, Purcellville, VA 20130 Phone: (540) 668-9007] Potomac Riverkeeper Network is not responsible for securing reservations.

Camping or rental cabins: Promo Codes for booking: Tent/ Platform Sites- RV17-  cost is $20 per site, does not include $1 user fee per person or sales tax.

Zipline and ropes course activities. Promo Codes for booking:

  • Ropes Course– AP20- cost is $63.20  does not include $1 user fee per person or sales tax. Valid 6/4 only.
  • Zip Line–  ZL20- cost is $39.20  does not include $1 user fee per person or sales tax. Valid 6/4 only.

Hotel accommodations are available at the Clarion Inn 4328 William L Wilson Fwy, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-4047

Follow us on social media at #RiverPalooza2017!

Potomac Riverkeeper Network is not responsible for securing camping or hotel reservations or for the safety and enjoyment of participants who wish to attend. Trip times are subject to change or cancellation due to inclement weather, high river levels, tidal fluctuations, wind and other factors that could jeopardize safety and enjoyment of participants. Unfortunately, there can be no refunds. Potomac Riverkeeper Network is not responsible for any personal property that may be lost, damaged, or stolen during the trip. Potomac Riverkeeper Network is not responsible for limited camping, outfitter service, lengthy paddle distances, late start times and uncontrollable weather that could potentially prohibit or limit our ability to provide an enjoyable and safe paddling experience.


Would you rather go paddling or rafting? We have that, too! http://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/?event=riverpalooza-june3-paddle-party
Want to go to the party but can’t spend the day on the river? We have that, too! http://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/?event=riverpalooza-june3-kickoffparty

RiverPalooza is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series event, presented nationally by Toyota and locally by the National Park Service, MOM’s Organic Market, Downriver Canoe Company, Front Royal Canoe, Harpers Ferry Adventure Center, River & Trail Outfitters, River Riders and Shenandoah River Outfitters.