Whitewater Rafting

Double Upper Gauley 1-Day

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NOTE: Saturdays in September are SOLD OUT. Spaces are still open for other days!

On this intense rafting trip, you'll run what's known as the infamous "Big 5" rapids: Insignificant, Pillow Rock, Lost Paddle, Iron Ring and Sweets Falls. Then you'll hop on a bus to Summersville Dam and do it all again. In the same day.

If the Gauley Marathon trip is for people who have the will and the drive to run huge distances with enormous rapids, then the Double Upper Gauley trip is for their stronger friends.


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This trip will help you pile as much Gauley whitewater rafting as humanly possible into one intense day.

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On this intense rafting trip, you'll run what's known as the infamous "Big 5" rapids: Insignificant, Pillow Rock, Lost Paddle, Iron Ring and Sweets Falls. Then you'll hop on a bus to Summersville Dam and do it all again. In the same day.

How to save: Add an Easy Plan upgrade including breakfast and dinner for only $30.

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About the Gauley River

The Gauley is characterized by multiple heavy rapids, requiring tight, technical maneuvering. In total, it is 24-26 miles long, but is often split into two main sections—the Upper and Lower Gauley.

About the Upper Gauley River

The Upper Gauley is the cream of the whitewater crop. It is intimidating, and for good reason. This section of the river packs quite a punch, and may be the most high-adventure trip that most rafters will ever attempt. You can expect a world-class guide and an adventure you will never forget.

Gauley River Rapids Classification

Class III-V whitewater (on a scale of I to VI), with a few pools for relaxing and swimming.

Upper Gauley River Rapids Classification

Class IV through V

Guide Information

On class III-IV and harder trips, a guide sits in every raft and provides instruction at each major rapid and throughout the trip. On some trips like the Upper New and Summer Gauley, guests may be in their own inflatable kayaks (duckies). If that is the case, guides will be present to instruct, advise and assist.

Boat Size

Our standard rafts are 16 feet long, comfortably seating 8-9 guests and a guide.

Time on Water

This is a very full day trip. Depending on the water level, you'll spend between 2-3 hours on the water per trip plus lunch and shuttle time to and from the river.

What’s Provided

We provide transportation from our resort to the river and back again, all rafting equipment (helmet, life jacket, paddle and boat) and the best hot grilled riverside lunch in the world of rafting. Be assured you will not go hungry!

What to Bring

Bring any medication you need throughout the day, plus sunscreen, sunglasses and a change of clothes to keep at the resort upon your return. Guides carry small waterproof bags to stow necessary medications. The average water temperature on the Gauley River in the fall is 50 degrees. You may want to bring a synthetic layer. Wetsuits and splash jackets are available for rent.

Requirements & Restrictions

The minimum age for this trip is 16 years old. Our PFDs (personal floatation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 58 inches. We strongly recommend that all participants have had prior rafting experience. Participants should also be able to swim.

Trip Safety

Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.

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Double Upper Gauley 1-Day

Policies

The item that you are booking has the following policies. Please click the "I Agree" button to acknowledge that you have reviewed these policies. We reserve the right to change your reservation should these policies not be met.

  • Minimum Age

    Participants must be at least 15 years old.

  • Prior Experience & Physical Ability

    We strongly recommend that all participants have had prior rafting experience. Participants should also be able to swim.

  • Size Restriction

    Our PFDs (personal floatation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 58 inches. Participants must be able to fit in our PFD.

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