Plan Your Visit

Rafters on the Gauley River

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.

Gauley River Access

For directions to Gauley River National Recreation Area and river access points. more...

Gauley River

Gauley River Brochure
Download the Gauley River National Recreation Area brochure

whitewater rafters

Whitewater Information

Look here for information on whitewater rafting, river levels, and release schedules. more...

man holding fish

Things to Do
Check here for information about camping, whitewater rafting, fishing, and hunting. more...


How to stay safe on the Gauley River. more...

rafting in slower water

Operating Hours and Seasons
For information on operating hours and seasons. more...

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Learn about how you can recreate in your park while minimizing your impacts on park resources. Learn more...

Gauley River Weather
A peaceful day on the Gauley


Be prepared and check the local forecast before hitting the trail or heading down the river. Learn more...


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Gauley River National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 246

Glen Jean, WV 25846-0246


(304) 465-0508

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