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Activities: White-water rafting
Description: Turbulant river perfect for white-water rafting.

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I have no immediate plans to raft the Gauley, but I find these rivers to be scenic even for non-rafters. Winter weather made close access impractical, but I enjoyed the area and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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Charleston, West Virginia
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341 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

For years we have ducky'd and Rafted the Gauley River with ACE Raft. There are other companies but ACE is usually the less expensive with the better deal. Stay away from New River and Gauley Adventure Raft Company and their cottage rentals. The Gauley River is NOT a river for beginners or inexperienced. The Gauley changes drastically throughout the year... More 

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Pottstown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Some of the most beautiful scenery I've seen. We were impressed with the depth of the gorge, the history of coal in that area, the history of the rivers in the area, the fact that it has world class white water rafting and much more. Spectacular views from so many areas and the bridge offers maybe the best.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I have no immediate plans to raft the Gauley, but I find these rivers to be scenic even for non-rafters. Winter weather made close access impractical, but I enjoyed the area and the views anyway. I look forward to a future raft trip - in better weather.

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Port Neches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Upper Gauley is must do. we ran the full 26 mile run in one day. It was an incredible experience with many huge rapids.

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South Point, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Loved the falls and river at Gauley Bridge! A must see! The white water rafting here is by far EPIC! If you love the outdoors, put this at the top of your list. Cheers!

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Crossville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

This is my 2nd time down the river. 1st with ACE. I had a coupon through the living social website. I believe it was $125.000. Included camping, great food!!!, rafting with lunch on the river. Had a great time. Thanks.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We went rafting on the Gauley nearly 15 years ago when the camp was nearly all dirt roads. This time 2013 the actual camp has a large pond with a zip line where customers can "zip and drop" into the pond, multiple inflatables for younger children, a climbing wall and bungie jump for learning how to flip. There is a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

A group of 5 of us mid 20's guys decided we wanted to go extreme and experience a weekend of camping and white water rafting. This place was excellent! Unbeknownst to us when booking that this was one of the last family owned companies in the area for this, and for that reason it made our experience so much better.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I have rafted the Upper Gauley nearly at least once a year for the past 12 years with a multitude of outfitters. I have enjoyed the experience of seeing the unique features that each outfitter brings to the table, or should I say river. Well as much as I have enjoyed the journey, the search is over. This past year,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My experience with this company was so-so. We went in early October, and ended up having to rent wet suits because of the outside temperature. We called a few days in advance to see if there would be a sufficient number of wet suits, or if we needed to reserve some-- they assured us all would be fine and they... More 

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