There are three other public access areas to the Gauley River. They are both on river right.
Wood's Ferry: To access Wood's Ferry public access area, continue on Panther Mtn. Rd. another 2.1 miles past Mason's Branch until you reach the parking/boat launch areas.
Upper Swiss: US Rt. 19 to Rt. 129 West. follow Rt. 129 (11.1 miles) to Drennen and the intersection of Rt. 39. Turn left onto Rt. 39 and follow the road for 10 miles- turn left onto South Swiss Road. Follow South Swiss Road approximately 1 mile until the road forks, take the right that crosses over the railroad tracks.Be careful, these narrow roads have sharp curves and poor visibility.
Did You Know?
Whitewater rafting attracts over 60,000 adventurers to the Gauley River each year. The upper Gauley offers tremendous class III to V+ drops in steep, turbulent chutes such as Pillow Rock and Sweet's Falls, and rocky routes that demand constant maneuvering such as Lost Paddle and Shipwreck.