West Virgina has some great whitewater rafting and kayaking.. but the best is only available for short window each year know as Gauley Season. The Upper Gauley is world-class Class V boating, while the Lower Gauley is a litte tamer.. Class IV.
The Gauley River is backed up by Summersville Dam near Fayetteville, WV, and will begin releasing flows for whitewater rafting and kayaking starting September 5, 2008 through October 19, 2008. Flows are scheduled to release Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday through October 6, then select Saturdays and Sundays for the next couple of weekends. Visit Boating Beta for complete release details.
For a list of Gauley River whitewater rafting outfitters, visit the Adventure Sports Online Gauley River Rafting Directory.