Don’t Miss Out on Gauley Season

Gauley Season is 23 days of the best whitewater in the world – all right here in Almost Heaven. Scheduled water releases from the Summersville Dam create unbelievable whitewater on the Gauley River from September through mid-October. So, you still have some time to get in on the action.

For a milder ride, consider the Lower Gauley with its fun waves and thrilling action. For a wilder ride, go for the Upper Gauley, which brings extreme Class V rapids and intense adventure.

ACE Adventure Resort

Family-friendly rafting is always available at ACE Adventure Resort, and for the thrill-seekers, Gauley Season is the perfect time to visit. You can choose your adventure on an Upper or Lower Gauley trip at ACE. Extend your trip with a cozy cabin stay and let the kids experience even more fun at ACE’s Waterpark.

Adventures on the Gorge

Adventures on the Gorge is not only a Gauley Season destination, it’s perfect for stunning views of the New River Gorge. Find your version of rafting heaven here. Be sure to check out Smokey’s, a casual dining restaurant with spectacular views of the gorge.

River Expeditions

Experience the personal touches of a family-owned rafting resort at River Expeditions. There are a number of packages you can still take advantage of in honor of Gauley Season.

While you’re in the area, take time to explore the region’s local restaurants, craft breweries, charming boutiques and more. For tips and more information on how to explore this gorgeous area visit the New River Gorge Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Visit Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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This post was last updated on August 10, 2021