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WHY CHOOSE CANTRELL?
Cantrell Ultimate Rafting is the only remaining family owned and operated West Virginia company; situated near the village of Fayetteville, and the best whitewater rafting on the east coast.
As West Virginia’s only boutique rafting company, our operation has the experience to offer you the best equipment, supervision, and coaching, while remaining small enough to provide you with personalized, quality service so that you feel confident during your New River whitewater rafting trip.
The Friday after Labor Day in September, what marks the beginning of “Gauley Season,” is a date held dear as the Summersville Dam is released, making the following six weeks of rafting the controlled releases into the Upper Gauley a yearly tradition for thrill-seekers everywhere.
Cantrell’s offers a variety of lodging options, including tent camping and luxury cabins. Our camping area is pet-friendly, and rests only minutes away from some of West Virginia’s best climbing locales that offer stunning views of the New River Gorge Bridge.
The 35'th Star Bar & Grill
Join us for a pepperoni roll, a pint, and amazing live music at The 35th Star in Fayetteville WV. Located at the Cantrell Ultimate Rafting base camp, The 35th Star offers an interesting take on WV snacks, locally produced craft beer, unique cocktails, and live music every week!