Description:This is the section of the Gauley River that flows into Summersville Lake. It is called the Crupperneck section or the "Top Gauley". This is a good intermediate kayak run with boulder drop rapids. At high water levels, this can approach class IV. Class II-III(IV). 12.4 miles. Find more details on the American Whitewater link below.
Directions:The Gauley River is located in south central West Virginia, flowing out of the Monongahela National Forest and into Summersville Lake. The put-in is located at the Rt. 20/55 Bridge (Google directions below) and the take out is at the DNR Persinger Cr. Fishing Access. There is an alternate access point at the mouth of Panther Creek. Put-In: 38.290800 ,-80.641100 Take-Out: 38.298767, -80.768804 See the American Whitewater description of the run for more access points.
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American Whitewater Page
Book ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”
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