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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?

Rafting through rapid on Gauley River

Dropping more than 668 feet through 28 miles of rugged terrain, the Gauley River's complex stretch of whitewater features more than 100 rapids with a steep gradient, technical runs, an incredible volume of water and huge waves.