Things To Do
Located in southern West Virginia between the towns of Summersville and Fayetteville, Gauley River National Recreation Area includes 25 miles of the Gauley River, and five miles of the Meadow River. These swift, winding rivers and their narrow canyons are protected by the National Park Service.
Whitewater paddling and fishing are several of the more popular activities on the Gauley and Meadow Rivers.
Gauley Fest will be held September 20 - 21, 2013. For more information see American Whitewater's website at:
Whitewater page: Check here for information on whitewater rafting, river levels, and release schedules.
Camping: Check here for information about camping in and near the park.
Fishing: Check here for information about fishing at Gauley River National Recreation Area.
Nearby Attractions: Check here for other places to visit near Gauley River National Recreation Area.
Did You Know?
High-energy rivers are an ecological driving force for some plant communities. Gauley River is an excellent example of a high energy system which supports rare plant species and their communities. Rare plants here include Virginia Spiraea, Appalachian Blue Violet, and Balsam Squaw-weed.