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    Gauley River

    National Recreation Area West Virginia

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Did You Know?

Ferry boat on Gauley River at Carnifex Ferry

The first ferries along the Gauley were canoes the Native Americans left at river's edge for self transportation. Later settlers near these spots made improvements such as larger boats, log rafts and flatboats powered by heavy side-sweep oars.