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Gauley River National Recreational Area

Managed by the US National Park System, the Gauley River in southern West Virginia is a spectacular National Recreation Area.

As the NPS says:

The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and the six miles of the Meadow River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features. The Gauley River contains several class V+ rapids, making it one of the most adventurous white water boating rivers in the east.

One of the most technical and biggest whitewater rafting runs in the east. The famous Gauley runs in the fall at higher levels with guaranteed releases on Friday – Monday, September into October. During spring and summer, rainfall and natural flow make the Gauley a treat for rafters at lower CFS levels.

For more information on the Gauley River National Recreation Area, visit the NPS website.

See our Rafting Getaway Packages to combine Gauley River rafting with a stay at one of our deluxe log cabins.