• 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?

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.