Taking time to plan and prepare for your visit to Gauley River National Recreation Area will better ensure that it is a safe and enjoyable time. Click on the items above to better understand some of the possible hazards and safety issues you may encounter.
Did You Know?
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.