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Arden to Big Cove Run Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Tygart River


Arden to Big Cove Run Info
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Put In:  Arden
Take Out:  Big Cove Run
Difficulty: 
Gradient:  27 ft/mi
Run Length:  8 miles
Flow Information (phone):  Philipi gauge; 304-746-0180.
Good Level:  400-2,200 cfs
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  This section of the Tygart drops over big rock ledges and reefs and is littered with huge boulders.`
Hazards:  Arden and Wells Falls.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (WV), 123 miles Northeast of Charleston
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: From Arden use the dirt road on the right side of the river for the shuttle. Drive about 2 miles upstream to the first rapids for an easy put-in.

Take-out: You can take-out at Teter Creek for an easy shuttle or proceed to the Cove Run take-out. Turn right at Teter Creek and go out to WV 92 and turn left. Take Cove Run Road to the left, then right, another right and then a left at the forks down a steep, unimproved road down to the river.


Towns near Arden to Big Cove Run Kayaking

Morgantown West Virginia
Wheeling West Virginia


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Southeastern Kayak Clubs
  • Burned Out Canoe Club
  • West Virginia Wildwater Association