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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

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Address: 60 Location Rd, Parsons, WV 26287-8686
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+1 304-478-3775

Offering family friendly adventures, whitewater rafting, canoeing,...

Offering family friendly adventures, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, flyfishing and camping. Located in historic St. George outside the Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls State Parks.

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Excellent river experience!

Owen was a great river guide, very knowledgeable and confident in the water. Everything was taken care of for us: ride up the river, return, paddles, wetsuits, helmets, etc... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Owen was a great river guide, very knowledgeable and confident in the water. Everything was taken care of for us: ride up the river, return, paddles, wetsuits, helmets, etc.... all we had to do was show up and enjoy the adventure.

Thank gdobbs18
Hyderabad, India
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 9, adults and children and all of us had a great time during the rafting trip. Most of us were inexperienced and first time rafters but the guides made this a memorable trip. They were such a wonderful set of people and the experience was very good.

Thank saimungara
rising sun
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff. Had a great time with my family. Did a canoe trip on the cheat river. Gonna try White water rafting on our next visit.

Thank john p
Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We've used BOA several times over the years, usually for kayaking in summer. But this year, we were in WV in April and the river was high, so we enjoyed a great whitewater adventure with BOA. We love everything about this outfitter and will definitely be back!

Thank demolloy
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were not able to kayak the Cheat because the river was quite low during our trip. We had booked through the website and Patrick with Blackwater Outdoor Adventures confirmed our trip, letting us know he would still take us out on the river but that the water was low and we would likely need to pick up and carry... More 

Thank snoekemi
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Fantastic place to have a relaxing paddle on the Cheat River. The staff at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures is just super! Everything is well organized and operated, and the equipment is in top condition. Very good value for the money.

Thank bfrail
Burke, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great job - on time, no delays and no surprises. As of today, if you are renting a cooler tube, you'll need to supply your own ice.

Thank Amy J
Beamsville, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Took my best friend here on our bachelorette road trip party ...3 of us girls floating down the river, having some drinks and listening to music--it was so fun! I recommend getting a cooler tube, tying all the tubes together, bringing a water proof speaker and music...and you just float down the river. One of the best parts of our... More 

1 Thank Candice R
Parsons, West Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great place in the middle of no where.... Patrick ROCKS!!!! All the staff are helpful and knowledgeable about the river..... great place to spend the day!!!

1 Thank julieann2026
Charleston, West Virginia
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67 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Took our family up there tubing on the Cheat River. Great price that included tube, pfd, and transportation. The kids had a blast, as did the grandparents. Only negative would be that there's only 2 Rapids, so you'd have to get out and walk or paddle with your arms more than on other rivers (like the Greenbrier). All in all... More 

Thank Susanne S

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