Upper Gauley Rapids

A Guide To The Upper Gauley River

Fall Upper Gauley River Rafting

Every whitewater paddler in the United States, and most parts of the world, have heard about the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia. There’s a reason. A good one. This stretch of river hosts mile after mile of high quality rafting with a guaranteed dam release flow of 2800cfs for two months each fall.


Explore the rapids of the Upper Gauley River

Below you’ll find detailed descriptions, videos and photo resources for every major rapid of the Upper Gauley River. Click a rapid below to get started.