There are two other public access areas to the Gauley River. They are both on river right. Turn off of Route 19 onto Route 129 toward Summersville Dam. Go 9.9 miles west toward Drennen. Take a left onto Panther Mountain Road (County Route 22) in the town of Poe. Mason's Branch public access area is 3.7 miles on Panther Mtn. Rd. then turn left and go another 1.1 miles to access the parking/boat launch areas. 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.
Be careful, these narrow roads have sharp curves and poor visibility.
Did You Know?
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.