, Class V
|Flow Information (phone):
||304-529-5127, recorded message with release in cfs
||2200-3000 cfs, most difficult at approx. 1100 cfs.
May, June, July, August, September
||Fall drawdown releases occur for six weeks in Sept
||No permits currently required.
||This is big, technical class IV water with class V consequences. Similar to the New River Gorge at 3 feet and many western runs such as the Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River.
||Many undercuts all over the river.
||Most of the land along the banks of the river is considered public.
||Yes, but very crowded with commercial and private boaters during the fall releases.
|Camping on River:
||Yes, small beaches and potential small camps along the river. The private access points used by many commercial outfitters can support large camps. Permission must be received prior to use.
||In the Mid-Atlantic (WV), 70 miles southeast of Charleston, WV
||Put-in: Turn west off of US 19 onto WV 129 which is 6 miles south of Summerville. Cross the top of Summersville Dam and follow the signs to the base of the dam.
Take-out: Continue west on WV 129 and turn left onto Panther Mountain
Road. A 3/4 mi path to the river is on the left after about 4 mi. During
off-season you can continue to drive into the raft companies property right on the river at Mason Branch.
One way shuttle time estimate: 30 minutes