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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?

View of Gauley River gorge

The Gauley River has cut a gorge of up to 500 feet deep in places. Within the gorge, the river is characterized by alternating pools and rapids with torrential water, boulders and exposed bedrock.