• rafters paddling through whitewater

    Gauley River

    National Recreation Area West Virginia

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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?

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.