The Gauley River is not for wimps! You'll be challenged by the ultimate in white water. Negotiating the Upper Gauley demands quick response to your Class VI professional guide's commands, hard paddling, and a great deal of physical tenacity. An Adventure Seekers First Choice! West Virginia's Lower Gauley offers white water rafting and rapids similar in nature to those found on the Lower New River- but in a quantity significantly greater (proving that age-old theory that 'if some is good, more is better')! This high adventure trip, staged between astounding canyon walls, treats you to rapids appropriately named for the experience they offer..One of the world's most popular white water rafting attractions is West Virginia's Gauley River, offering more than 100 major rapids and a 650' vertical drop during its 28-mile course. During the fall 'draw down' (when water is released through the Summersville Dam to bring the man-made Summersville Lake to winter levels) white water enthusiasts come from all corners of the earth to experience the guaranteed world-class white water rafting. This highly anticipated fall attraction is consistently one of the best-attended events in adventure sports.
- Trip Duration: 2.00 days
- Destination: United States
- Region: West Virginia
- Price Range:
$51 - $250 per person
Families, Friends, Independent
- Minimum Age: 15
- Activity Option:
- Accommodations: , Cabin and Meal Packages Available
If one-day of action isn't enough, consider booking our two-day "Gauley Overnight" trips. This is not your basic "primitive" river camping trip. After a day of adrenaline whitewater, you will pull into our "Canyon Doors" campsite. Before a delicious dinner, there is time to take a hot shower and relax in our riverside hot tubs. After a gourmet dinner, sit back and listen to the camp fire sing and star filled night. The next morning wake up to the smell of coffee, and hot breakfast. The roar of the river and 12 more miles of whitewater await your paddle.
Meal and Lodging Packages available