Gauley River National Recreation Area

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Gauley River Information

Experience adventure on the whitewater rapids that pass through scenic gorges and valleys on the 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River.

These 25 miles of the Meadow River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features. The Gauley River contains several class V+ rapids, making it one of the most adventurous whitewater boating rivers in the east.

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Visiting Gauley River

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Gauley River National Recreation Area
c/o New River Gorge P.O. Box 246
Glen Jean , WV

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