Gauley River National Recreation Area Development Concept Plan Environmental Assessment
The Gauley River National Recreation Area encompasses 11,000 acres along 25.5 miles of the Gauley River and 7.5 miles of the Meadow River in the mountains of West Virginia. Paddling enthusiasts worldwide consider the whitewater of the Gauley River to offer the most challenging paddling in the eastern United States. As a relatively new unit of the National Park System, very few public facilities are available for visitors to experience the park. Working with the National Park Service (NPS), WRT developed conceptual plans for a full range of new facilities needed to support future recreational use, including a visitor center, river access sites, campgrounds, trails, access roads, parking, and operations facilities.