SUP in Gauley River, Vector, West Virginia USA

Advanced Section:
Upper Gauley River
The Gauley River is a 105 mi (169 km) long river in West Virginia. It is one of the most popular advanced whitewater runs in Eastern United States and attracts many people from all over the world. It merges with the New River to create the Kanawha River, a tributary of the Ohio River.

Gauley River invites all those people, who are interested in whitewater. Visiting this spot will give you the chance to get in touch with the nature, which is so kind with this place, and have an amazing experience. Stand Up Paddleboarding will be the backbone of your adventure.

So, try to keep your balance and start a game with these aggressive rapids. During its course, Gauley River offers 650′ vertical drop and more than 100 major rapids. Upper Gauley River is addressed to those, who need something different and extreme. It includes five consecutive Monster rapids. Insignificant, Pillow Rock, Lost Paddle, Iron Ring and Sweet’s Falls.

The Upper Gauley River requires a lot of enthusiasm and flexibility. The Lower Gauley River offers rapids similar to Lower New River, but in a quantity significantly greater. Gauley River is often termed as the Mecca of Whitewater. So, grab the opportunity and make yourself a priceless gift by exercising this activity in this place. The spot also offers plenty of schools with qualified instructors.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Charleston
63,4 miles, 102 km, 1 hour 32 minutes.
Follow the US_60 E.
BY CAR FROM Virginia
210 miles, 338 km, 4 hours 8 minutes.
Follow the I_64 W and US_60 W.
New River Gorge Airport,
17 miles ( 27 km )
Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport,
39 miles ( 62 km ).

For service schedules, visit the sites online.


If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.


Audiovisual material