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Middle Flork/Lower Gorge Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Tygart River

Middle Flork/Lower Gorge Info
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Put In:  Audra State Park
Take Out:  Mouth of the Buckhannon River
Difficulty:  Class IV
Gradient:  79 ft/mi
Run Length:  6 miles (4 miles through Tygart Gorge)
Flow Information (phone):  National Weather Service; 304-746-0180.
Good Level:  3.2' to 6.0'
Season Comments:  March, April, May, June, July
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Two miles of busy whitewater stream before emptying into the Tygart Gorge.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Nice campsites at Audra State Park.
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (WV), 135 miles Northeast of Charleston, WV
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: From Belington, take WV 11 about 8 miles to Audra State Park.

Take-out: On WV 11, cross the Middle Fork of the Tygart and continue about half a mile to Carrollton Road. Turn right and continue to the Buckhannon River. At the Buckhannon crossing, park at the covered bridge & RR tracks and walk up

tracks from mouth of the Buckhannon.

Towns near Middle Flork/Lower Gorge Kayaking

Morgantown West Virginia
Wheeling West Virginia

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