Gauley River National Recreation Area


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Gauley River National Recreation Area:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Gauley River National Recreation Area

Address:104 Main St
PO Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846

Phone:304-465-0508
Fax:304-465-0591
Web: www.nps.gov/gari/
Size: 11,506 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 26, 1988.
Location:Off US 19 between Summersville and Fayetteville, West Virginia.
Facilities:None.
Activities:Camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting.
Special Features:The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and the 6 miles of the Meadow River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features. The Gauley River contains several Class V+ rapids, making it one of the most adventurous whitewater boating rivers in the eastern United States.

See other parks in West Virginia.
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Late last year, the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM) finalized a rule change that allows for stream destruction and fill during strip-mining operations, posing a threat to the Big South Fork National River, the Gauley River National Recreation Area, and the New River Gorge National River.
Gauley River National Recreation Area was established in 1988 to protect 25 miles of the Gauley River and six miles of the Meadow River, and is located between the towns of Summersville and Fayetteville.
The New River Gorge and Gauley River National Recreation Areas are both rugged, white-water river areas rich in cultural and natural history, containing an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
West Virginia's Gauley River National Recreation Area has 11 unregulated wells, and New River Gorge National River has two.