Gauley River Getaways

West Virginia's Wild and Crazy Whitewater Rafting Trip in an Easy-to-Plan Package with Lodging and Dining

These easy-to-plan getaway packages include rafting on West Virginia's dramatic and remote Gauley River. They include lodging and meals.

World famous for its difficulty and steep class-V rapids, the Gauley is the New River's wild and crazy cousin. Unlike the New, Gauley is a continuous thrill ride peppered liberally with steep, intimidating rapids. The Gauley runs without fail for 6 weekends in a row every Fall—Gauley Season—during which people travel from around the world to raft. Make no mistake, this is one of the top commercial rafting rivers in on Earth!

We run two main sections of the Gauley the Upper and the Lower. The Lower Gauley is mopre appropriate for first-time rafters. That doesn't mean it's devoid of thrills, however. Far from it. In fact, the Lower Gauley has several of the biggest waves on the entire river. But when it comes to the biggest thrills, the Upper Gauley is "the Beast of the East." It's steeper and significantly more serious than its lower sibling. 

The character of the Gauley River, however, changes with the seasons. Though Fall has "Gauley Season," this stream runs often throughout the Spring and Summer. Sometimes, in Spring, the Gauley runs at levels far higher than in Gauley Season. Though Summer levels tend to be a lot lower, there is no "tame" level on the Gauley. We run regularly in the Summer in one-person inflatable kayaks called duckies.

Double Upper Gauley 2-Day

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Does the idea of rafting the world famous Upper Gauley twice in one weekend appeal to you? Are you up for it... but maybe not...

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Rates Ranging From:
$338 - $518
Activity Length: 2 Days
Age: 15
Intensity: Extreme

Upper Gauley 1 Day

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You've done the New River, challenged the Lower Gauley and now you're ready for the next step up? Choose between the Gauley Express...

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Rates Ranging From:
$228 - $408
Activity Length: Full Day
Age: 15
Intensity: Extreme

Lower Gauley 1 Day

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Of all the trips we have that are suitable for the average first-timer, the section of river we run on this trip—the Middle...

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Rates Ranging From:
$228 - $408
Activity Length: Full Day
Age: 15
Intensity: Advanced

Gauley Reverse 2 Day

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So you want to raft the entire Gauley, but you’re worried aren’t ferocious enough? This is the getaway for you. Raft...

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Rates Ranging From:
$338 - $518
Activity Length: 2 Days
Age: 15
Intensity: Extreme

Gauley Marathon 1 Day

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So you think the journey is the adventure, huh? Boy, have we got a trip for you. For a test of endurance and skill, both...

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Rates Ranging From:
$278 - $458
Activity Length: Full Day
Age: 15
Intensity: Expert

Dueling Rivers 2 Day

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Gauley River! New River! Tastes great! Less filling! It’s an argument as old as the hills—which river is best? Well, why...

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Rates Ranging From:
$278 - $458
Activity Length: 2 Days
Age: 15
Intensity: Extreme

Double Upper Gauley 1 Day

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Are you insane? Well then, have we ever got the whitewater getaway weekend for you. We're running the famed Upper Gauley. Twice. In one...

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Rates Ranging From:
$288 - $468
Activity Length: Full Day
Age: 15
Intensity: Expert