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rafters plunging through rapids
Rafters at Iron Ring

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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.

For more information on the Gauley River see American Whitewater's website at: http://www.americanwhitewater.org

 
Kayers and rafters on going through the rapids on the Gauley River National Recreation Area

Enjoying the Rapids on the Gauley River

Learn more about boating on the Gauley River

A tent at Gauley Tailwaters campground

Camping at Gauley Tailwaters

Gauley River National Recreation Area has only 1 campground. It is the Gauley Tailwaters campground at the base of Summersville Dam.

Fisherman holding 2 fish on the Gauley River.

Fishing on the Gauley River

Fishing is a popular activity at the Gauley River National Recreation Area. You can catch trout, smallmouth bass, walleye and muskellunge.

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Last updated: March 2, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Gauley River National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 246

Glen Jean, WV 25846-0246

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

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