Tag Archives: Lower Gauley

Like I said, we have experienced 8-9 raft trips—certainly not enough to be anywhere near experts but enough to know what to do and what to expect. Of course, each trip is different even if it is the same river. I have to say, that this past weekend (Sept 7 & 8) we experienced a very unique trip! Continue reading

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The “hits” (hydraulics) you receive on the Lower Gauley do not disappoint. A class 3 or 4 rapid on the Lower Gauley can feel bigger than on the New River. With every rapid, you are reminded that the Gauley is a totally different game and it’s more than exciting. Continue reading

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a story by Joyce Cooper all about the very first trips down West Virginia’s Lower Gauley River, and how a lot of the whitewater rapids that are now world famous got their names. Continue reading

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There’s a popular misconception about going whitewater rafting on the Gauley River in West Virginia, and goes like this: everyone falls out of the raft. Not true. In fact, the vast, vast majority of people stay in the raft on both the Upper and Lower Gauley Rivers, especially in the Class V rapids. Here are 3 tips to help you stay in the boat.
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Here are 10 points you should pay particular attention to on a map of the Gauley River. Continue reading

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When Summersville Dam is releasing and the Gauley River fills with awesome whitewater, not even a best friend’s wedding can tear this ACE Adventure Resort raft guide away Continue reading

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Drive into ACE Adventure Resort in the fall conjures images of canopy tours, Gauley whitewater, cool mornings for rock climbing in the mist and warm afternoons relaxing by the river Continue reading

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Veteran guide offers tips on how to choose the best paddlers for a ACE Adventure Resort’s Whitewater Rumble, a whitewater raft race on the Lower Gauley in WV Continue reading

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If you think you have the ultimate whitewater rafting crew, sign them up for ACE’s inaugural Whitewater Rumble race on the Lower Gauley River in West Virginia Continue reading

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