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    Gauley River

    National Recreation Area West Virginia

Contact Us

By Mail
P. O. Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846-0246

By Phone
Headquarters (304) 465-0508
Canyon Rim Visitor Center (304) 574-2115
Sandstone Visitor Center (304) 466-0417

By Fax
(304) 465-0591

By eMail
NERI Interpretation

Did You Know?

Ferry boat on Gauley River at Carnifex Ferry

The first ferries along the Gauley were canoes the Native Americans left at river's edge for self transportation. Later settlers near these spots made improvements such as larger boats, log rafts and flatboats powered by heavy side-sweep oars.