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Gauley River

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Ranked #155 of 374 Attractions in West Virginia
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: White-water rafting
Description: Turbulant river perfect for white-water rafting.
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South Point, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We would divide this experience into two components; the actual rafting and everything else. We would note that we used discount vouchers found on the "net" for a substantial discount off the list price. The actual rafting was just great; we enjoyed it all. The staff at the outfit we used seemed just a trifle tired of dealing with faint-hearted... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

While the tour guides at New and Gauley River Adventures were absoultey awesome, the administrative staff were unorganized, incompetent, and extremely rude. I booked our reservation several weeks in advance of the trip - I was given 2 seperate departure times on the electronic confirmation, with a note that said they would let me know the actual departure time closer... More

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Rockford, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaa! We (a group of 15 from MI) had the best day on one of the best days of the Gauley River. We did the Upper Gauley and it was unseasonably high - CFS of 2,200! Even the River Guides were pumped! It did not disappoint- oh, my, gosh! We booked our excursion thru Adventures on the Gorge, a... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Ok, so here is my story. July 12th, on a whim, my boyfriend and I decided to go whitewater rafting. I had gone once and thought it would be a great way to spend a weekend. I looked online and found New & Gauley River Adventures. Looked great. Called and spoke with a man (who sounded as though I might... More

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