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    Gauley River

    National Recreation Area West Virginia

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July 23, 2014
Tourism to Local National Parks creates over 51 Million Dollars in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 673 in local economy

March 24, 2014
Carnifex Tunnel Is Closing
NPS determines that this tunnel on the rail grade along the Meadow River is unsafe for visitors.

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.