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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?

Raft at Sweets Falls

This first big rapid on the Lower Gauley became known as Mash during an early 1970's descent when a boater named Sam Martin mashed his hand while running this rapid for the first time.