Canoeing & Kayaking West Virginia

Canoeing & Kayaking West Virginia


5th Edition

This authoritative guide to the waterways of West Virginia presents over 200 paddles that include everything from new maps and GPS coordinates to access points, river gauges, and mileages.

Get the authoritative guide to the waterways of West Virginia, featuring almost all of the state’s paddleable waterways in more than 200 trips.

West Virginia’s paddling routes are legendary: Gauley River, North Branch of the Potomac, New River, Cheat River, Tygart River, Waites Run, Red Run, Roaring Creek, and Keeney Creek—just to name a few! The best way to experience the Mountain State is by paddle. Canoeing & Kayaking West Virginia is the most comprehensive guide to the best of West Virginia’s unique streams, creeks, and rivers. It provides engaging and concise information, while offering carefully selected details vital to a successful paddling adventure.

Since 1965—when this guidebook was called Wildwater West Virginia, a collective effort by members of the West Virginia Wildwater Association—Canoeing & Kayaking West Virginia has been a trusted source for paddlers. This updated edition leads paddlers of all abilities to over 120 of West Virginia’s waterways. The result of combined knowledge of hundreds of paddlers, this guidebook gives paddlers all the information they need to traverse rivers safely and confidently.

Book Features

  • Details on over 200 top paddling trips
  • New river profiles and updated maps and contact information
  • Ratings for solitude and scenery
  • At-a-glance data including river class, length, time, and more

Canoeing & Kayaking West Virginia is simply the best and most informative West Virginia paddling guide available. Wet your paddle and whet your taste for outdoor adventure.

Additional information

Weight 16.5 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

Paul Davidson



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Illustration Notes

Over 70 maps, B&W photos


Canoe and Kayak Series

Publication Date



Menasha Ridge Press


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