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Gauley River National Recreation Area

Gauley River National Recreation Area
National Recreation Area
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Nicholas, Fayette
Location Summersville Dam outlet
 - elevation 1,375 ft (419.1 m) [1]
 - coordinates
Lowest point Gauley River
Area 11,507 acres (4,657 ha)
Established 1988-10-26
Management New River Gorge National River
Owner National Park Service
Visitation 128,796
Nearest city Summersville, West Virginia
Location of Gauley River National Recreation Area in West Virginia
Website: Gauley River NRA

The Gauley River National Recreation Area, located near Summersville, West Virginia, protects a 25-mile (40 km) portion of the Gauley River and a 5.5-mile (8.9 km) segment of the Meadow River in southern West Virginia. Little of the park is accessible via roads; one must travel via the river. At the upstream end of the park is the Summersville Dam, the only area of the park accessible by vehicle.

Rapids

Within the park are a number of Class V rapids. They have been given names such as:

  • Insignificant
  • Pillow Rock
  • Lost Paddle
  • Iron Ring
  • Sweet's Falls

References

  1. ^ "Summersville Dam outlet". Elevation Query.  

External links

  • Official NPS Site
  • Summersville Lake water levels and outflow


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