Gauley Season and its iconic rapids are back in Almost Heaven

Known as “the Beast of the East” rafting on the Gauley River is truly an epic adventure. During Gauley Season prepare yourself for 23 days of intense, wild whitewater. Gauley Season returns each year in September and October when Summersville Lake is drained through scheduled dam releases creating incredible Class V whitewater rafting. This Gauley Season find the perfect whitewater trip for you and discover Almost Heavens iconic rapids along the way.

ACE Adventure Resort

Located in Oak Hill, ACE Adventure Resort is home to guided adventures, family fun, scenic surroundings and so much more. Offering trips on both the Upper Gauley and the Lower Gauley this fall, expert rafters and beginners alike can experience the best of the Gauley Season. After your whitewater adventure, relax at the resort which features three restaurants, shopping, lake waterpark and cozy accommodations.

Adventures on the Gorge

A beautiful adventure resort known for adrenaline-packed experiences; Adventures on the Gorge is situated in the heart of the New River Gorge area. During Gauley Season, Adventures on the Gorge offers guided rafting trips on the Upper and Lower Gauley. From overnight trips to rafting the Upper Gauley twice in one day, Adventures on the Gorge has a whitewater trip for everyone. Afterwards, head to the resort for delicious dining, relaxation at the pool, more outdoor adventures or simply sit back and take in the gorgeous scenery that surrounds you.

River Expeditions

Home to authentic experiences and incredible accommodations, River Expeditions is a great place to experience Gauley Season whether you’re an expert or a first-time beginner. River Expeditions features many different whitewater trips during Gauley Season that allow you to experience the rivers iconic rapids. River Expeditions also includes rustic accommodations and a number of adventures including zipline and canopy tours, rock climbing, mountain biking and more.

West Virginia Adventures

This Gauley Season experience mild and wild guided whitewater trips with West Virginia Adventures. At West Virginia Adventurers discover your inner sense of adventure and experience one of Almost Heavens most iconic experiences. Choose from day trips on the Lower Gauley to a Gauley River marathon rafting trip perfect for those looking to experience those Class IV/V rapids the Gauley River is known for. Along the way take time to breathe in the beauty of West Virginia

Explore the Area

The New River Gorge are is home to scenic beauty, incredible restaurants, outdoor adventures, craft breweries, charming downtown shops and more. No trip to the area is complete without visiting the iconic New River Gorge Bridge and the stunning views it provides. Head to downtown Fayetteville and stroll around this charming town and its unique restaurants and lovely shops. Another must-see is Hawks Nest State Park in Anstead and enjoy the parks scenic overlook and array of outdoor activities.

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This post was last updated on August 5, 2020