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Turbulant river perfect for white-water rafting.

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Wild ride in the fall

We went during the dam release season - it was pretty awesome. We had a few first-timers including myself, and we made it through the Middle and Lower Gauley without any spills... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went during the dam release season - it was pretty awesome. We had a few first-timers including myself, and we made it through the Middle and Lower Gauley without any spills or issues. We wished we had done the Upper section, frankly. The water was a little chilly, but the air temp was in the low 70's and sunny,... More 

Thank Matt G
Bedford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, clean river! I did white water rafting for the first time ever on the Lower Gauley. It was so much fun! Tons of other rafters and kayakers out there. Great views and so much fun!

Thank shannon j
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rafted the upper and lower gauley (24 miles) with ACE! An amazing time. In essence, every fall the Army Corps of Engineers release an upstream dam so that 2800 cubic feet/sec of water flows down the river turning it into some amazing rapids for about 7 weekends a year. We experienced 8 class V rapids and countless class IV and... More 

Thank Andre S
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Stopped to check out the view which was amazing!!!!! You can camp, hike, and canoe/kayak here too!!! I will definitely be stopping back to partake in everything that is offered here! Wow!!

Thank Sam K
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Jane O
Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

Thank Barbara T

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