*Spaces are limited and fill quickly. Gauley Season is only 6 weekends long!
A favorite among returning ACE guests and guides, Lower Gauley River whitewater rafting offers dramatic scenery, secluded location, and 10 miles of whitewater. With class III to V rapids, a Lower Gauley rafting trip is an excellent step up from the Lower New River and is also a great option for first-time rafters and veterans alike. This full-day trip includes a riverside lunch, and some of the most phenomenal scenery in all of West Virginia.
The Lower Gauley boasts 50 rapids total, ranging from class III-V. It’s comparable to the Lower New but with twice the amount of rapids and guaranteed BIG water. This trip is great for beginners and experienced rafters alike!
10 miles of scenic whitewater coursing through an undeveloped mountain canyon.
This section only runs during Gauley Season levels, September – October of each year!
Greatly underestimated, the Lower Gauley River whitewater rafting offers a fantastic, exciting run without the nonstop, no-breathing-room of the Upper Gauley. The Lower Gauley boasts 50 rapids total, ranging from class III-V. It’s comparable to the Lower New but with twice the amount of rapids and guaranteed BIG water. This trip is great for beginners who are new to Gauley River rafting and experienced rafters alike!
FALL GAULEY SEASON
Fall Gauley Season, a bucket list item for many, is a legendary, unforgettable experience. Starting each September, the US Army Corp of Engineers releases the water from Summersville Lake for 6 weekends in a row. The water flows into the Gauley River, creating a run many consider to be the top single-day rafting trip in the world.
This scenic and remote river has two sections, one that is a pulse-pounding, wild, class V adventure, and another that is a little tamer. The Upper, more wild section of river boasts five class V+ rapids, including a 14-foot waterfall.
The Lower Gauley section is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful stretches of river that we run (and that’s saying something).
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