Summer Gauley River Rafting
DURATION: 7-8 hours
MIN AGE: 15 yrs.
DISTANCE: Water Level Dependent*
SECTION: Water Level Dependent*
RIVER: Gauley River
RATING: Class I-IV+
ADVENTURE: Whitewater Rafting
SEASON: May - August
*Historically the majority of these trips occur on the Upper Gauley River.
Our Summer Gauley trips take you to the best section of Gauley whitewater for that particular day. When the water is high, we paddle our 12’, 4-5 person rafts. If the water is low, we lead you in your own inflatable kayak. Either way, it’s one of the most adventurous and unique whitewater experiences in the country!
Come explore some of the world’s greatest whitewater, and discover for yourself what our senior guide staff have known for years . . . there’s no place like the Gauley during the Summer! Rafters flock to the Gauley every Fall for its scheduled release of water, but only the most adventurous have paddled its varying water levels the rest of the year. ACE guides have invested countless hours scouting and running the steep, technical rapids of the Gauley, figuring out their many nuances in order to facilitate trips at all water levels for our guests.