River Riders - Family Adventure Resort
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River Riders is only 1 ½ hours drive time from downtown Baltimore, MD or Washington DC. Located in Harpers Ferry, WV on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. We offer rafting, tubing, kayaking, biking, canoeing, an aerial adventure park, and zip line canopy tour, All closer than you think.

Weather Conditions

All trips go out rain or shine. We reserve the right to relocate or change raft size, number of customers per raft, and length of trips due to abnormal river flow and conditions. 

Minimum Ages/weight requirements*

*Age and weight requirements can vary for water activities, depending on water levels. Please call for details.

  • Guided White Water Rafting- around 6 years and 50 lbs (we do have an alternate route for families with kids weighing between 30-49 pounds, call for details)
  • Guided White Water Kayaking- around 12 years old and maximum of 250 pounds
  • Unguided White Water Tubing- 5 feet tall and 10-12 years of age, in good physical condition, and great swimmers
  • Unguided Flat Water Tubing- 30 pounds and about 4 years of age
  • Canoeing- 30 pounds and about 4 years of age
  • Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding- 30 pounds and about 10 years of age
  • Zip Line Canopy Tour- about 5 years old and between 40-250 pounds
  • Aerial Adventure Park - 4-6 years old and 40-60 pounds for Kiddie Course, 7+ years old for other courses and between 40-265 pounds
  • Mega Zipline - 60-250 pounds

Please be advised that we do not recommend sending individuals out on any of our unguided water trips alone. We request there be a minimum of two guests per group for these trips. Age & weight requirements for water activites may change due to water levels. Please call if you are not sure.

Are pets allowed? Can I bring my dog? Can I bring my Emotional Support Animal?
River Riders is pet / support animal friendly and welcomes guests to bring well behaved dogs with them on the Potomac Play Pass activity. This activity is best suited for pets, and guests can drive them selves to the launch point with their pet which is only 2 miles from the main office check-in location. We always recommend that pet owners bring a PFD "life jacket" for their pets. River Riders also has a kennel rental option for those wanting to board their pet during their trip.

Lodging Info - Where Can we stay?
River Riders has 5 vacation rental homes on site that are booked through Airbnb. We also have a riverfront campground with 8 cabins and a variety of RV and tent sites. 

Will there be food? Can we bring food?
River Riders has 3 onsite food options available seasonally. We have a full service bar and restaurant called the Alstadts Ale House, Quick Service Two River Tacos, and the Harpers Ferry Ice Cream Shop. If you have a group, River Riders Chef can provide full service catering and event facilities. Guests can also bring their own food to take on their trip or eat onsite afterwards. We do not allow outside catering without prior written agreement or approval.

Informative Tips

Be on time. We cannot wait for late arrivals. Plan to check in 1 hour before your trip's departure time so you will have time to get your gear and take care of last minute personal chores. We reserve the right to cancel without a refund in the event you arrive after your confirmed trip time.

Other Info

  • Leave your rings, jewelry and valuables at home.
  • We suggest you not take expensive cameras or phones on the river.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Tubing in Harpers Ferry Click Here!

What is the difference between our Zip Line Canopy Tour and our Aerial Adventure Park?

Adventure Park at Harpers Ferry


For Guests Who:

  • Are independent adventurers 
  • Want a self guided experience
  • Want to move at their own speed
  • Want to be physically challenged and accomplished

  • Monitored by trained and certified staff
  • Varying degrees of difficulty
  • Over 108 unique elements make up the park (9 courses)
  • Great for teambuilding and promotes self confidence
  • Climb for 2-4 hours
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Harpers Ferry Canopy Tour


For Guests Who:

  • Want a more personalized experience
  • Like an adrenaline rush
  • Want to take in the scenery and ecology
  • Want a guided experience

  • Guided by trained and certified staff
  • Are ready to actively participate in adventure
  • 8 zip lines 2 sky bridges
  • River Zipline that goes over the Potomac River
  • 2-3 hour experience
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