2019 LETTER TO GAULEY BOATERS FROM THE NPS (WV)
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 Park Service also shared information regarding their flow alert program here.
Enjoy your paddling season 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.
Also, remember that Gauley Fest is September 19-22. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydroelectric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world. Gauley Fest is also American Whitewater's major education and outreach event.
The release schedule for Gauley season is posted here.