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?
The battle of Carnifex Ferry, fought on Tuesday, September 10, 1861, in the opening days of the Civil War, is said to have had a profound influence upon subsequent political and military history in West(ern) Virginia.