Gauley Season is something the people of West Virginia look forward to. It is the special time of the year particularly for the adventure sports lovers and enthusiasts. Every year during the fall, the Summersville Dam is released into West Virginia’s Gauley River to fill up Summersville Lake. The large volume of water gushing through the gates turns that part of the state into a whitewater rafter’s paradise.
Approximately 60,000 whitewater enthusiasts converge on the area every year to enjoy the ride on rapids that intensify during peak season to Class VI to Class III. Class VI Mountain have very experienced and professional staff who help you navigate these waters over six weekends. There are half-day, full-day and multi-day trips on offer. Your trips are video graphed so that you can review your exploits and get some professional tips.
You have several options for your stay there. Their New River Gorge Adventure Resort Is spread over 1,000 acres. There are luxury vacation homes for rent and a variety of WV cabins that you can book in advance. Apart from this there are ample private campground facility available for the visitors. The Class VI Mountain River website has many more details if you are interested.