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Gauley River National Recreation Area
Gauley River National Recreation Area Cathedral Rainbow © Jason Vickers
This is another composition at the Cathedral Falls on US60 near Gauley Bridge area in West Virginia , I was trying to capture in this a close up shot of the 2nd half of the tier of this fall , a faint Rainbow at the top
Gauley River National Recreation Area © John Mueller
P. O. Box 246
Glen Jean, West Virginia   25846-0246
GAULEY RIVER NATIONAL RECREATION AREA was established in 1988 to preserve 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and six miles of the Meadow River as they pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features. Located in southern West Virginia, this unit of the National Park System encompasses over 11,000 acres of land, and is located between the towns of Summersville and Fayetteville.

A rugged, white water river, the Gauley River provides a variety of opportunities for hiking, boating, and fishing. Whitewater is one of many popular recreational pursuits enjoyed by visitors to the park.

The park and the surrounding area are rich in cultural and natural history, and provide visitors with an incredible diversity of resources. Let this web site introduce you to Gauley River National Recreation Area, help you plan a trip to the area, or show you why it is such a significant part of our national heritage.
Nearby Accommodations
Cottages and Cabins
Deluxe Log Cabins Rental, Tree Houses rental and Glamping Yurts cabins. All located a a remote scenic wooded area, near the New River national River and Gauley River National recreational area. Only 10 minutes from the New River Gorge Bridge Each cabin has a Hot tub and 3 cabins have a Red Heart Shaped Jacuzzi tub and gas fireplaces - Great for Romantic Get-a-Ways.
7.3 miles from park*
We are luxury, dog friendly cabins located in Fayette County minutes from the New and Gauley Rivers. Each cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, complete kitchens, washer and dryers, gas fireplaces, an outdoor 6-person hot tubs, gas grill, and a private fenced yard with a fire ring and benches.
9.6 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews

Area Campgrounds
Rifrafters Campground
Route 2 Box 140A
Fayetteville, WV
Mountain Lake Campground & Cabins
1898 Summerville Airport Road
Summersville, WV

Plane - The largest airport is at Charleston, about 65 miles from Summersville. There are also small airports at Summersville and Beckley.

Car - From Route 19 take Route 129 West at Mount Nebo. The river access area is reached by taking the second left after you cross over the dam on Route 129.

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