Are you the type of person that just can’t get enough of the outdoors? Is your idea of fun a non-stop day of wilderness adventures like whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and ziplining? Can you simply not find enough natural splendor to explore?   

If you emphatically answered “yes” three times, your next stop should be ACE Adventure Resort in Minden, West Virginia. This recreation retreat encompasses 1,500 acres of wild and wonderful wilderness teeming with almost endless excitement. A host of wilderness activities, stunning natural settings, and superb accommodations make this resort an outdoor enthusiast’s oasis.

ACE Adventure Resort isn’t just big. It’s one of the biggest adventure resorts in the world. In fact, this wilderness playground took the title of North America’s largest adventure resort on the Travel Channel series “Extreme Resorts.” Spanning such a large area, outdoor explorers will find a bevy of activities on land, on water, and even in the sky.  

Get your feet (and a lot more) wet when you embark on a whitewater rafting expedition. The Lower and Upper New Rivers provide thrills and fun for expert rafters and first-time paddlers while displaying spectacular sandstone cliffs imbedded in an awe-inspiring 1,000-foot deep gorge. Quench your thirst for adventure on the Gauley River, one of West Virginia’s best kept rafting secrets. With the assistance of an expert guide, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Additional aquatic adventures abound in the five-gallon ACE Adventure Park and Lake. Take advantage of fun-filled attractions like a 40-foot tall waterslide, enormous inflatable lake toys, and water trampolines. Reel in fun on a family fishing trip or just catch a tan while lounging on the sandy beach.  

Dry off with ziplining fun when you observe the beautiful West Virginia treetops on a Canopy Tour or shoot through the stars on a Night Sky Tour. The high-flying fun continues with rock climbing and rappelling adventures at the New River Gorge. If you’d prefer excitement at a lower elevation, pedal the idyllic landscape on a mountain bike, tear up the ATV trails, play some paintball, and much more.

These nearly unlimited activities set ACE apart from other resorts not only because they get your adrenaline pumping, but because they also challenge participants to experience something they’ve never done before. The resort isn’t just about fast fun, it’s also about taking some time to appreciate nature, making long-lasting friendships, and reconnecting with loved ones.

Just because the adventures all take place in the wild doesn’t mean you have to sleep in the wild. This full-service resort showcases 55 rustic yet refined cabins, three fantastic restaurants, and an outfitters’ store. Hiking trails, onsite movies, and live music will keep everyone entertained.  

A sprawling West Virginia wilderness wonderland, ACE Adventure Resort combines a variety of nature-centered activities, breathtaking landscape, and outstanding amenities to create an outdoor enthusiast’s oasis.   

ACE Adventure Resort

Minden, West Virginia

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Lodging in or near Minden