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American Whitewater’s Gauley Fest

September 2011— For twenty-eight years, on the third weekend in September, paddlers from around the world have come to central West Virginia for the world’s largest paddling festival, American Whitewater’s Gauley Fest. The festival is held at Summersville Lake.

This year, for the first time, whitewater outfitters and associations were invited by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide input on how to maximize the use of water levels and water releases to make the whitewater season as exciting as possible for kayak and raft enthusiasts... Full Story

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Summersville Lake
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