Wild and Wonderful
The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and the six miles of the Meadow River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features. The Gauley River contains several class V+ rapids, making it one of the most adventurous white water boating rivers in the east.
Gauley River Whitewater
Vigorous rapids, scenic quality and inaccessibility combine to make the Gauley River one of the premier whitewater runs in the world.Read More
For Your Safety
Taking time to plan and prepare for your visit to Gauley River National Recreation Area will better ensure that it is a safe and enjoyable time.Read More
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
Nestled on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon near Summersville, West Virginia, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an important Civil War battleRead More
Did You Know?
The Allegheny woodrat, found in the Gauley and New River area, has the distinction of being designated endangered or threatened in more states than any other American rodent