Cheat - 3. Jenkinsburg Bridge to Cheat Lake

Cheat, West Virginia, US


3. Jenkinsburg Bridge to Cheat Lake

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 10 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03070260 11.10 - 13.27 ft III 00h32m 11.58 ft (running)
This corresponds roughly with a range of 0.7 - 3.0 at the Rte. 26 bridge in Albright.

River Description

Cheat Albright PS Gauge
Alb. Bridge = (1.6 * Alb. PS) + 0.1

This reach has some rapids and a substantial amount of flatwater. Aside from its intrinsic value as an off-the-beaten-path run, it can serve as the end to a Big Sandy or Cheat Canyon run when the roads into the Canyon are in their worst wintry shape.

If you were looking for the Cheat Canyon, click here. For the (Lower) Big Sandy, click here. And if you're interested in the Cheat Narrows, click here.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-10-29 07:12:48

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 10 2011 (2743 days ago)
Robert FarmerDetails
A massive oil and gas waste landfill is planned for the the Big Sandy at the confluence with the
Little Sandy. Check it out, and voice your opposition, please! Go to Send letters to: Preston County Solid
Waste Authority c/o Mr. Fred Taylor 118 Lick Run Rd. Newburg, WV 26410 and also Preston County
Commission 106 W Main Street, Room 202 Kingwood, WV 26537

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