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River Riders - Family Adventure Resort

Self Guided White Water Rafting Reservations

Take our popular white water tubing to the next level and navigate the Potomac River on your own! Gather your friends or family to experience the mild rapids together and enjoy the solitude.


Rafts, paddles, personal flotation devices (PFDs), and a shuttle to and from the river are provided for all trips. Rafts accommodate 3-4 guests. Previous experience strongly recommended. Reservations recommended. 


Minimum age 6 to 8 and at least 50 lbs during normal water conditions. The trip can take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on water levels and personal pace. You are welcome to take time to swim, surf, and enjoy mother nature during your trip. The trip follows the same route as the whitewater tubing trip and is not the same rapids as the guided rafting trip. Go to our guided rafting page if you are looking for the popular Shenandoah Rafting trip 

Guided: No

Class: Class I-II(III)

Duration: 1-3 hours on the river depending on water levels and paddling (4.5 miles)

You'll want to wear water shoes, sneakers, or sandals that strap around the heel, and clothing or bathing suits you do not mind getting wet in! 

At least the person guiding your raft should have previous rafting experience to steer the raft through the rapids.

At the end of the trip there is a 400 yard hill you will carry the equipment up, 200 yards of which is steep. We meet you at the top! The rafts weigh approximately 65 lbs. 

Group Pricing:*

  • 10-19 guests - $3 off per person.
  • 20-39 guests - $4 off per person.
  • 40+ guests - $5 off per person

*In order to receive a group discount, you must reserve in advance and pay for the total balance in one single transaction. Groups paying separately or upon arrival are not eligible for group discounts.

Please call us to assist you in booking this high-adventure experience:

Pricing - Daily Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • $54 - Per Person
  • Minimum 3 guests, maximum of 4 guests per raft.
  • Minimum age is 6-8 years of age and at least 50 lbs during normal water conditions. 
  • Additional deposit and lease agreement required for this trip.

Please add a $2.25 user fee and 6% sales tax per person

Combine our Self Guided White Water Rafting Trip with any other half day adventure and receive $15-$20 off per person!