Rafting in Gauley River, Vector, West Virginia USA

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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.

West Virginia is commonly known as the Mecca of whitewater. During its course, Gauley River offers 650′ vertical drop and more than 100 major rapids. Lower Gauley River Rafting and Upper Gauley River Rafting offer intense Class III-IV, V and Class VI to V respectively and breathtaking views. Known as one of the ten top rivers for rafting in the world, whitewater enthusiasts come from all corners of the earth to experience this amazing activity.

For those who tend to live every second of their life in an extreme way, Upper Gauley River is all they need. Here you will be able to feel what Whitewater Rafting means. 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.

So, take a deep breath and get ready to feel the ultimate adventure from the most suitable place, with the most exciting activity.

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.


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