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Kayaking (River) Kayaking (River)
Kayaking (Whitewater) Kayaking (Whitewater)
Social Events, Potlucks etc. Social Events, Potlucks etc.


  • Sep 18
  • 10:00:00
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • Sep 20
  • 22:00:00
  • Summersville, WV


  • Sep 17
  • 22:00:00


  • $10.00


Gauley Fest is the biggest whitewater kayaking festival of the year. Last year pretty much every major kayaking company was there selling and giving stuff away, and about 3000 people, kayakers and groupies alike. Here’s the link to the American Whitewater website about it:

I’m planning to head down either Thursday evening or Friday and coming back late Sunday. Once the trip roster is set (by Wed night), we will figure out rides to and from.

IMPORTANT: I’m not familiar enough with the NRG or the Gauley to lead people down them. So, I’m not leading this trip as a kayaking trip, but as a social trip. If you have friends who are going, you’re of course welcome to paddle with them, or if you want to paddle with me either day, email me and we’ll figure it out. You are also welcome to come to the festival, and spend your days rafting the Gauley or New, hiking, fishing, climbing, biking, etc. There are lots of fun things to do in WV…it is “Almost Heaven” after all.

Camping at the campground in Summersville is $5/night/person, but as long as we save the receipts, the club will reimburse us. Same goes for food (from a grocery store), the club will reimburse up to $12/day/person.

You provide: kayaking gear if you have it, tent/sleeping bag/stove/camping stuff if you have it, clothes (for on and off the river, especially warm clothes, its much colder in WV than in cville right now), extra $$ for all the awesome kayaking gear that will be on sale

Club provides: kayaking gear if you need it, camping gear if you need it, camping fees, food $$, gas $$ up to $150/car.




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