About Us

River Riders Staff Harpers Ferry West Virginia

Only one hour from the DC and Baltimore Metro Regions, River Riders offers white water rafting, tubing, canopy tour/zip lining, aerial forest adventure parks, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, and fishing adventures on the beautiful Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers (class I-III) in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia come together. We also guide rafting trips on other world famous whitewater runs: the North Branch of the Potomac (class II-III+), the New River Gorge National River (class IV), and the Gauley River National Recreation Area (class V-V+), all in West Virginia, and western Maryland’s Upper Youghiogheny (class V).  Using our expertise and the best adventure equipment available, we run all trips in a professional, personable manner. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON SUPERIOR GUEST SERVICE. Let River Riders arrange your next outdoor adventure.




2013 Additions! In the spring we began some upgrades to our Harpers Ferry Campground. We added a portable bathroom trailer, and utilities. Currently all of our RV camp sites have electricity hookups. We are hoping to have water hookups at the sites as well by 2014.

New for 2012 Aerial Forest Adventure Park!  Take a walk on the wild side.  We constructed a 5 trail self-guided aerial challenge course.  60 total elements will keep you entertained for hours.

New in 2011 Harpers Ferry Zip Line Canopy Tour!  Zip away on the 2.5 hour thrill ride.  The guided tour includes 7 zip lines, 2 aerial bridges, ladder climbs and a rope lower off the final platform.

Several years ago River Riders moved to becoming your adventure destination. We changed from being focused soley on river trips to providing other services.  We listened to your comments and suggestions and built on to our existing building providing the amenities you asked for. Improvements include new changing rooms, lockers, and bath rooms. We also now provide on-site food service, The Front Porch Cafe. We have also expanded and modernized our retail and check-in area, and put in a new pavilion with seating, surround sound, and TV's for viewing safety briefings. Markle's Excavating installed a 156 space paved parking area. We have also put in new drying and sanitation areas for PFD's and wetsuits. To improve working conditions for our staff, we have doubled our equipment storage area, put in a new break room and increased the size of the office and reservation area.


Free Wi-Fi is available in our pavilion at the main River Riders property.



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River Riders in Harpers Ferry West Virginia white water rafting, tubing, stand up paddle boards, zip line canopy tour, aerial adventure park