Gauley River: Above Jerryville to Curtin, The Crupperneck Bend Section, Summersville Dam to Mason's Branch, The Middle Gauley, The Lower Gauley, and Swiss to Gauley Bridge Professional Review and Guide
"The Gauley has an amazing number of tributaries. It begins high in the recesses of Webster County as a wild little creek, then settles down for a long, placid cruise near the border of the national forest. Then it picks up the “fruit basket” rivers of the Monongahela National Forest, the Cherry, the Cranberry, and the Williams. These whitewater gems offer great action and wonderful scenery.
By now the Gauley is a large river, and it becomes active again as it carves its way through Nicholas County. Caught in the backwaters of Summersville Reservoir, it re-awakens below the dam to create some of the most famous whitewater rapids in the country. Picking up the nasty Meadow River partway down, it doesn’t rest until it meets the New at Gauley Bridge to form the Kanawha. These streams offer a wide range of whitewater difficulty, including some of the most memorable rapids in West Virginia."