Cheat River season Countdown

Can you say Spring time rafting action!

The Cheat River is the largest undammed watershed east of the Mississippi.  The whitewater action gets going in Albright, West Virginia where the Cheat River narrows and drops into the Cheat Canyon.  At this point the might Cheat River is draining 1000 Square miles of mountainous territory.

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A shredder going big at Coliseum Rapid

When a river is draining this amount of land, the levels become quite unpredictable. This is what makes this river such a gem.  You literally never know what you are going to get until you wake up in the morning and check the river gauges.  Fortunately, these days we have internet access to water level gauges for 50 miles upstream of the Cheat Canyon put-in.  This helps for operational planning on the day of a rafting trip, most importantly what size raft are we going to use.  The Cheat can fluctuate 6 to 8 feet in 24 hours,,, yeehaw.  That is why we keep 3 different sizes of rafts at our Albright rafting base to accommodate the water of the day.    So if you are looking for something out of the ordinary and something to shake you out of your winter funk,,,  11 miles of Class 4+ whitewater rafting is what  Cheat River Rafting is sure to provide.

Also check out our 2012 kickoff rafting weekend for Cheat and Youghiogheny rafting specials..

Trying to decide what whitewater trip is appropriate for you, call us at 800-272-4141

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