A USGS stick gauge on river left just below the Dyer bridge can be read directly. It should be over 3.0'. It is not available at this time on the USGS real-time gauge page.
The cited gauge (Gauley) should provide a rough indicator of likely runnability.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
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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