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    Gauley River

    National Recreation Area West Virginia

Fees & Reservations

There are no entrance or user fees at Gauley River National Recreation Area.

For information on special use, business, and filming permits, go the Permit Information page.

Did You Know?

Virginia Spirea

High-energy rivers are an ecological driving force for some plant communities. Gauley River is an excellent example of a high energy system which supports rare plant species and their communities. Rare plants here include Virginia Spiraea, Appalachian Blue Violet, and Balsam Squaw-weed.