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Tygart Gorge Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Tygart River


Tygart Gorge Info
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Put In:  Belington or Papa Weese's
Take Out:  Below confluence with the Buckhannon River
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  31 ft/mi
Run Length:  13 miles
Flow Information (phone):  National Weather Service; 304-746-0180.
Good Level:  3.5' to 8.0'
Season Comments:  March, April, May, June, July
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  As the Tygart tumbles through a spectacular gorge the rapids become big, continuous, and complex. After joining the Middle Fork the current is noticeably more forceful and the rapids heavier.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Nice campsites at Audra State Park.
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (WV), 131 miles Northeast of Charleston
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Located at the bridge in Belington. Or to avoid the first 3 miles of flat water, put-in at
Papa Weese's Paradise, a fishing camp: From Belington turn left (southwest) off US 250 onto County Road 30, then left again on County Road 10. Proceed about 1 mile to the river.
Take-out: About 1 mi after
confluence with the Buckhannon on river right. From Belington, take US 250 north and turn left at the WV 250/10 intersection. Continue to WV 30 and bear right to the fork with WV 30/6. Take a left and continue toward the river to where the road closely follows the railroad tracks.



Towns near Tygart Gorge Kayaking

Morgantown West Virginia
Wheeling West Virginia


Other Resources

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