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Turbulant river perfect for white-water rafting.

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Miles of hiking trails and great kayaking & Rafting. The water was high and fast during our December trip. Looks like fun, but we'll wait for summer for that! The scenery all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Jane O
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Miles of hiking trails and great kayaking & Rafting. The water was high and fast during our December trip. Looks like fun, but we'll wait for summer for that! The scenery all around the area was beautiful!

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Thank Jane O
Gadsden, Alabama
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

the gauley river is great. the small towns around it are worth going thru and stopping at.we stopped at the small dam. saw the old gauley river bridge, there are places to pull off and see more of the river. it was a really enjoyable time coming up from south wv ,picking up the state and national parks on our... More 

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Thank catherine b
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The fall Gauley white water season is the very definition of "White Water". As the Number 2 US white water run in Number 7 in the world, you should expect white knuckle excitement. From the first rapids to Sweets falls there's barely time to organize your thoughts and fears before you're tossed into another whirlpool of adrenalin. But just because... More 

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Thank Hawkeye2001a
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We showed up to the Amish cabin the night before. They were fantastic. They could comfortably accommodate six adults. We had five, so I doubled up the mattresses they provided for extra comfort. The microwave, fridge, shower, toilet, and sink all worked great and everything looked good. Outside we enjoyed some socializing around a fire area just behind the cabins.... More 

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Thank Tom C
Charleston, West Virginia
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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, Pennsylvania
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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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Thank Barbara T
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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