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Reviewed October 28, 2017

I've done Nantahala, Ocoee, Chatooga, Cheoah, Pigeon Forge and OMG Gauley is my new favorite! Such a blast! Just a really fun river. The upper river has higher quicker rapids, lower spread apart, but man those rapids are just as fun. I did marathon with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Gauley River NPS was a gorgeous spot to visit in WV. There's a lot of history in this area which has Gauley River designated as a part of the National Park service. We will come back when it's warmer so we can take advantage of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Visiting the Gauley is a must especially for those interested in Whitewater action! The scenery is amazing and sound of the roaring rocks and mesmerizing

Date of experience: March 2017
Reviewed October 5, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Matt G
Reviewed September 26, 2016

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!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Shannon J
Reviewed September 26, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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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!!

Date of experience: May 2016
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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!

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Jane O
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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank catherine b
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...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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