Cheat, Shavers Fork - 2. US Route 250 (Cheat Bridge) to McGee Run


Cheat, Shavers Fork, West Virginia, US

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2. US Route 250 (Cheat Bridge) to McGee Run

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 11 Miles
Avg. Gradient 20 fpm
Max Gradient 20 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SHAVERS FORK NR CHEAT BRIDGE, WV
usgs-03067510 6.00 - 8.00 ft I-III 00h31m 4.98 ft (too low)



StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-09-19 18:27:23

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 10 2011 (2475 days ago)
pwhiteis (152958)
Ran this section at 6.2 yesterday in a 14' paddle cataraft. The first 6-7 miles were class 1 rock
garden style rapids. Very scenic. After a reclaimed strip mine area, you pass an abandoned bridge
and the river starts to take on a ledge-drop character with the rapids gradually increasing in
difficulty. There were probably 3 or 4 I'd rate a class 3. There was some question about whether or
not we had missed the takeout, and would end up walking out at High Falls (next section). Turns
out, McGee run is marked on the river with a sign saying "Leaving Catch and Release Area" cabled
over the river. You can also see the parking lot on left if you're keeping an eye out.


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