RiverPalooza is back with fun and breathtakingly beautiful river outings! Help us kick-off this year’s celebration by joining us in historic Harpers Ferry, perhaps the most scenic place along the entire Potomac River, for a fun day on the river and then enjoy post-float festivities (optional camping) at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC) to commemorate PRKN’s year-round work to protect and defend these national treasures.
The Shenandoah and Potomac River trip will include two launch sites, beginner tubing and raft trips along with intermediate-level floats beginning in Millville and end at Potoma Wayside. It includes a variety of different boat configurations designed for all skill levels, either seated in a guided raft with expert guides or on forgiving inflatable “ducky” kayaks. For those who have their own whitewater kayak, shuttle service is available from River Riders. This beautifully scenic paddle will float through Bull Falls, the Staircase, past Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, and through the Mad Dog and White Horse Rapids—literally the best whitewater in the Harpers Ferry area.
Riverkeepers are planning on camping overnight. Anyone so inclined, may make overnight arrangements through Harper’s Ferry Adventure Center for a campsite or cabin (540) 668-9007. The paddle begins at 12 noon at River Riders, Inc., 408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, (800) 326-7238. Ducky rentals are $65 and rafts are $75 per seat.
Read the press release here.
Register for the trip here.