Welcome to West Virginia

P7220657Whether you are seeking to creek, play, or just run a river, Southern WV is a Mecca for whitewater paddling. From learning your roll to running steep southeastern mank, this region has something for paddlers of all skill levels. If it is the steep, technical boulder drops of Manns Creek that you desire, or the world class put-in waves of the New River Dries, Southern WV provides premier paddling opportunities in countless disciplines. After all, it is wild and wonderful.

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High Water Gauley Release: World Kayak Canyon Doors Freestyle Fest

September 15th, 2011 Contributed by: kleberg

Gauley season needs a twist. During the fall drawdown of Summersville Lake, the Huntington District Army Corps of Engineers performs regularly scheduled 2800 cfs releases for a six week window. This predictable period of flow creates amazing paddling opportunities on the twenty-six mile stretch of the Gauley River.  For twenty-eight years, on the third weekend ... Read More →

Sean, Jay, Nugget and Lexi hangin out in the eddy

A Day at Canyon Doors

June 4th, 2011 Contributed by: charliegoodtimes

Sean, Jay, Nugget and Lexi hangin out in the eddy
Canyon Doors is a great park and play spot located on the Middle Gauley. The main feature comes in at lower flows, between 800-1200. However there are other spots that come in at different flows but the river right wave/hole is the best.
Sean proving that pushin' rubber isn't all he's ... Read More →

Trevor Coffman riding into Greyhound

Surfin’ WV

May 20th, 2011 Contributed by: charliegoodtimes

Trevor Coffman riding into Greyhound
It has been a wet few weeks here in the mountains of West Virginia.  After a few days of teasingly light insignificant rain the storms started to come in and the water began to build up. Within the span of four days the New crested right below 12′, the Upper ... Read More →



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