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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?

View of Gauley River gorge

The Gauley River has cut a gorge of up to 500 feet deep in places. Within the gorge, the river is characterized by alternating pools and rapids with torrential water, boulders and exposed bedrock.