• rafters paddling through whitewater

    Gauley River

    National Recreation Area West Virginia

Management

a crowd gathers to watch rafters run the rapids
 

Gauley River National Recreation Area is managed and administered by the staff of New River Gorge National River. More information is available at the website for New River Gorge National River.

 
rafters running the rapids

Laws & Policies: Check here for park regulations and policies.

Did You Know?

Raft at Sweets Falls

This first big rapid on the Lower Gauley became known as Mash during an early 1970's descent when a boater named Sam Martin mashed his hand while running this rapid for the first time.