• rafters paddling through whitewater

    Gauley River

    National Recreation Area West Virginia


Gauley River and gorge

Three Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley, and New

A new 90-minute documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting explores the economic, environmental, cultural, historical and geographic impact of the largest federally protected system of rivers east of the Mississippi. Three Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley and New examines the ongoing relationship between mankind and nature in this region.

Three Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley, and New (1:26:56)



Did You Know?

Floating logs down the river

It took a crew of 8 to 15 loggers using two boats and necessary tackle 34 days to float 50,000 staves (logs 8 to 10 feet long and up to 40" in diameter) 27 miles from Wood's Mill to Gauley Bridge.