• 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?

Eastern hellbender

The eastern hellbender is a rare salamander that is found in the Gauley River Gorge. They can reach over two feet and length and weigh up to five pounds. Hellbenders require clean, cool streams with many large rocks scattered on the bottom.