Plan Your Visit
With a little advance planning, you can make the most of your trip to Gauley River National Recreation Area. Check the contents of this website, contact the park, or once you are here in the park, ask the friendly park rangers to help you plan your visit. Stop by one of the nearby New River Gorge National River visitor centers or headquarters for assistance.
Download the Gauley River National Recreation Area brochure
Check the Whitewater page for information on whitewater rafting, river levels, and release schedules.
Things to Do: Check here for information about camping, whitewater rafting, fishing, and hunting.
Things to know before you come: Check here for park rules and regulations.
Check out our safety page to learn how to have a safe visit.
Did You Know?
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.