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Adventure lovers in West Virginia know about a little something called Gauley Season. Each fall, the Summersville Dam is unleashed into West Virginia's Gauley River to fill up Summersville Lake. The result of all that water pouring through the gates turns that part of southern West Virginia into a whitewater rafter's paradise with peak season rapids ranging in intensity from Class VI (professional) to Class III (moderate). Each year over 60,000 whitewater enthusiasts each year converge on the area for the ride of a lifetime.
Class VI-Mountain River navigates these waters for six weekends straight, offering unforgettable rides on half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips lead by the river-seasoned staff. Every Class VI-Mountain River trip is photographed by experts and so you get professional views of your exploits.
Options including staying in Class VI - Mountain River's New River Gorge Adventure Resort on the canyon rim of the New River Gorge, or camping at the edge of the New or Gauley River. The resort is over 1,000 acres with luxury vacation homes for rent, a wide variety of WV cabin rentals from rustic to deluxe, and ample private West Virginia campground facilities. Many of the cabins on the Gorge have hot tubs, a different type of white water to soothe away the day's adventures. Check out the Class VI-Mountain River website for more details.