West Virginia Whitewater Rafting on the Gauley River and Dining
So you want to raft the entire Gauley, but you’re worried aren’t ferocious enough? This is the getaway for you.
Raft the Middle/Lower Gauley on the first day. It’s the longest and most difficult run that we recommend for first-timers. It’s 17 miles long and it sports more than 70 rapids—almost half of them are rated class III or above.
Now that you have some experience under your belt, on day 2 we’ll take you to Summersville Dam to put in on the world-famous Upper Gauley. Continuous, big-volume, gut-wrenching whitewater from start to finish, the Upper Gauley drops over 335 feet in fewer than 9 miles with over 40 action-packed rapids—5 of them boat-crunching Class Vs.
Go get ‘em, tiger. Rowr.
Prices are per person and do not include tax and fees. Prices vary by day of the week and number in party.
TRIP LENGTH2 Days
Items in This Getaway:
Fall Lower Gauley
If it weren't for the Upper Gauley just upstream, the Lower Gauley would be the premier run in the east. In fact, the Lower Gauley has 2 of the 3 biggest waves on the entire Gauley—and that's saying something.
Fall Upper Gauley Express
For 6 weekends in a row every year, whitewater aficionados travel from all over the world the sample the river section that is consistently ranked in the top 10 on Earth.
What is a “Getaway?”
Adventures on the Gorge Getaways are easy-plan mini-vacation packages designed to get you doing the things you want to do at a discounted rate and with minimal fuss. We’ve pre-built these trips for you, so that all you have to do is pick your lodging and your meals.
Tell me more about the lodging options!
Whatever you like! If you’d prefer to camp under the stars, we have that available in two campgrounds—one more suited to families and one with more liberal quiet hours. If you like the idea of camping, but you don’t have the equipment for it, we have everything from platform tents to primitive bunk houses with nothing more than walls, a roof and electricity. We’ve got Mountain Cabins, too, which are a step up. They have private bathrooms, heat, AC and efficiency kitchenettes. Outback cabins are a little more swanky and have more amenities, and Deluxe Cabins—with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms are even better with amenities such as wi-fi and hot tubs. Still not sufficient? Check out any of our luxury vacation homes, such as Paddle House, which sleeps up to 12 in high style and sits literally on the rim of the New River Gorge.