American Whitewater received the following open letter to boaters from the rangers and staff of the Gauley River National Recreation Area. This letter will keep you up to date on important management actions of the National Park Service on the Gauley River. The letter is posted here.
The Park Service also shared information regarding their flow alert program.
American Whitewater was notified by the owner of the land at Sweets Falls who asked that paddlers not hang out on the upper rock ledges on river right at sweets falls where the outfitters eat, but paddlers are welcome to enjoy the rocks below. Also, note that the road from Masons Branch to Sweets Falls is a private road.
Enjoy your paddling on this classic whitewater river. As in past years, American Whitewater has leased the field above Masons Branch, also known as the Legg field, for overflow parking.