8 years ago
by Charles and Nancy Brabec
The gauge is just below the bridge where FS 76 crosses the river.
The recommended minimum of 3.5 feet is approximately 260 cfs and the recommended maximum of 5.5 feet is approximately 1400 cfs.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Cranberry Split, 4.1 feet
Approach to Cranberry Split, 4.1 feet
Full Nelson Ledge @ 5.3ft
Ledge above the split
Hazard at Cranberry Splits
Rock in Cranberry Split
Entrance to Cranberry Split
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American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
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Get your groove on baby! This year Gauley Fest is a 60’s themed event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. To memorialize that historic event we are flashing back to another era for a 60’s throwdown. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.
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