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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?

Virginia Spirea

High-energy rivers are an ecological driving force for some plant communities. Gauley River is an excellent example of a high energy system which supports rare plant species and their communities. Rare plants here include Virginia Spiraea, Appalachian Blue Violet, and Balsam Squaw-weed.