River Riders - Family Adventure Resort

About Us

Only one hour from the DC and Baltimore Metro Regions, River Riders Inc. offers white water rafting, tubing, canopy tour/zip lining, aerial forest adventure parks, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, lodging options 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. 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.


New for 2016!

  1. River Riders has purchased the Clarion Inn (formerly known as Quality Hotel) located directly behind our main building.
  2. We are currently completing renovations to become River Riders Family Adventure Resort!
  3. Packages are available now!
  4. To book your stay you may call River Riders (800) 326-7238 or Clarion Inn (304) 535-6302.
  5. Check us out on the web at: http://www.clarionhotelharpersferry.com/

2015 Additions!

This past season, we did some major upgrades to our Zipline Canopy Tour operation operation and Outdoor Adventure Camp. We renovated one of our buildings, turning it into our Outdoor Adventure Camp House. Campers this year finally had their own building to use with a yard for activities, cubbies so each camper had their own space, new changing rooms, easier pick-ups/drop-offs for parents, and more! We also moved the headquarters for our Zipline Canopy Tour to its own building the for check-in Canopy Tour, retail and snacks, beverages, safety briefings, and space for all their gear. They also have their own parking lot, so you can park that much closer the next time you come zipping with us. Stay tuned for all the new additions we still have planned!!

2014 Additions!

We added our new all-steel racing Superman Mega-Zip. The FIRST ALL STEEL ZIP LINE & THE FASTEST Zipline in West Virginia, it is a guaranteed thrill-ride! With the Mega-Zip, we also added Quick Jumps, which gives riders the thrilling sensation of a true 50 ft. free-fall before comfortably lowering them to the ground.

In 2014 we also added on to our pre-existing Aerial Adventure Park. We added three new courses and several new elements, making it a nine-course Aerial Park with over 108 different elements. One of these new courses is our Chicken Little's course, for ages 4-6.

We also added riverside Cabins to our Harpers Ferry Campground. These new cabins sleep 4-6 guests, have hot water, real toilets, and air conditioning. With different size cabins available, we have the perfect option for those that don't want to "rough it". We also added a brand new bath house complete with showers, toilets, and sinks at the campground. 

New for 2013

New for 2013 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 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 for 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.