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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 10.5 Miles
Flow Range 11.90 - 16.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 10.99 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 09/18/2016 5:13 am

River Description

Best scenic run on the Gauley River above the Summersville Dam.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

The Craigsville gauge is located 20 river miles below the put-in. Two major tributaries(Cranberry,Cherry) flow into the Gauley between this gauge and the put-in. Thus this gauge can only be used as an indicator.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Cheat Canyon Settlement Reached; Land Set Aside for Endangered Species

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.

Turner Sharp


Steve McLuckie


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1192180 10/23/04 Turner Sharp n/a
1206864 09/18/16 Steve McLuckie relocated put in to bridge