Operating Hours & Seasons

river with rapids and forest
The Gauley River near Sweets Falls

NPS photo/Dave Bieri

The park is open year round. The official Gauley boating season is from early September through mid October. Boating is occasionally possible at other times, depending on water releases from Summersville Dam.

There are no facilites at Gauley River National Recreation Area. For maps and information, stop by the Canyon Rim Visitor Center at nearby New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

Last updated: February 23, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Gauley River National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 246

Glen Jean, WV 25846-0246



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