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Difficulty II-III
Length 4.5 Miles
Gauge BLUESTONE RIVER NEAR PIPESTEM, WV
Flow Range 6.00 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 41 minutes ago 5.42 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/21/2014 12:52 pm

River Description


From the put-in near the confluence of Mash Fork in Camp Creek State Forest to a church parking area just off the Camp Creek exit of the West Virginia Turnpike(I -77 exit 20 is a 2.5 mile paddle. However most boaters put-in near the church parking area for an exciting two mile entrance to the Bluestone River. This section has a lot of bedrock exposed and contains 3 major slide ledges. The first two are straight forward with the third being more complex. The last series of rapids just before entering the Bluestone river are the only technical rapids and this section is known as Pinball. The Maximum gradient(80'mile) is found in this section.

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2015-03-11 High Fatality High Water Read More

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Cheat Canyon Settlement Reached; Land Set Aside for Endangered Species

2/13/2007
Charles Walbridge

After two years of intense negotiations an agreement reached to protect endangered species in the Cheat River Canyon. Allegheny Wood Products acquired roughly 5,000 acres in the Cheat Canyon below Albright, WV in 2003 for $9.75 million. When they began building roads and cutting trees the following year the government took no steps to enforce the Endangered Species Act. A lawsuit was filed in 2005 by Friends of Blackwater Canyon, the WV Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the Cheat Lake Environmental and Recreational Association. Although American Whitewater was not a party to the litigation we are gratified that an agreement was reached and commend both parties for their efforts.
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Philip Young

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Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1203394 05/21/14 Philip Young updated takeout location
1192139 07/04/04 n/a n/a