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Fall Upper Gauley River Trip

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 40 people
Destination: West Virginia  
Category: Whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking outfitters
Specialty: Rafting  
Season: September - October
Min Price: 120 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 303 US Dollar (USD) per person

Big drops (Class I to V+), complex rapids and excellent scenery characterize the Upper Gauley . Some of the major rapids encountered include 'The Big Five": Insignificant, Pillow Rock, Iron Ring, Lost Paddle, and Devil's Backbone (also known as Sweet's Falls). Because of the challenging nature of the Upper Gauley , we do not recommend this for folks who are intimidated by prior rafting trips, unadventurous or cannot swim.

Designated as the Gauley River National Recreation Area in 1988, this entire 28-mile stretch of the Gauley River has well over 100 challenging rapids. Slightly smaller in size than the New River Gorge, the Gauley River canyon is steep, remote, vernal, rugged, and stunning. Mile for mile, the Gauley River offers more tantalizing whitewater than any other commercially paddled river.
Beginning the first weekend after Labor Day weekend (September 9) and ending six weeks later, the US Army Corps of Engineers releases water from Summersville Lake into the Gauley's riverbed for the Fall Gauley Draw Down.

What to Expect:

Arrive at Class VI to a complimentary reception of Starbuck's coffee and juice in Chetty's Pub. Chetty's offers an assortment of a' la carte breakfast items.

Check-in with your Trip Leader and fill out release forms (minors unattended by legal guardians must bring a signed Class VI release form day of trip).

Change into your river wear, wetsuits and windbreakers are recommended, grab a life jacket and helmet, then load up and head for the river.

Approximate 45 minute bus ride to put-in depending on water levels.

On route or at put-in, your trip leader and guide deliver a safety talk covering the fundamentals of rafting and proper use of river equipment.

Enjoy our deli lunch part way down the river.

At the take-out point,the gear is loaded onto our vehicles and we head back to Class VI while enjoying a complimentary beverage.

Back at Class VI enjoy a hot shower, shop at our Canyon Rim Store, take a stroll to our scenic overlook and enjoy a buffet dinner at Smokey's On The Gorge - all located at Class VI's canyon rim facility.

Notes:
Fall Lower Gauley River Trip Pricing:

T-8 - $120.00-$160.00
T-6 - $120.00-$180.00

Fall Lower Gauley River Deluxe Package Rates:

T-8 - $148.00-$188.00
T-6 - $148.00-$208.00

Fall Lower Gauley River Camping Package Rates:

T-8 - $167.00-$208.00
T-6 - $167.00-$228.00

Fall Lower Gauley River Hotel Package Starting at Rates:

T-8 - $217.00-$283.00
T-6 - $217.00-$303.00

Supplier Information
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2006
Client Request Served: 105

M11271 provides the best in family adventure, New River and Gauley River rafting and all inclusive vacation packages in West Virginia’s, New River Gorge area. Located on the rim of the New River Gorge, overlooking the New River Gorge Bridge and the last rapid on the river, M11271 has been providing guests with...

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