Muddlety Creek - WV41 to Summersville Lake


Muddlety Creek, West Virginia, US

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WV41 to Summersville Lake

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 4.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 50 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
GAULEY RIVER NEAR CRAIGSVILLE, WV
usgs-03189100 13.90 - 16.00 ft III-IV 00h39m 12.05 ft (too low)


River Description

A paved hiking/biking trail runs along the creek. Watch out for trees and constricted rapids.

Putin: Behind Comfort Inn on Route 19 in Summersville

Takeout: Old Route 39 bridge (just upstream from current Rt 39 bridge)


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-10-23 15:25:12

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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February 12 2014 (1682 days ago)
Jeff MacklinDetails
We paddled Muddlety a couple times a few years ago (pre Super Storm Sandy). It was, and still is, a
surprisingly scenic and easy class 3 -4 run. Sandy left many trees fallen into the river and on the
trails. There is a HUGE log jam at the W. Webster Rd. Community Park ( 38.296235,-80.825694 ) .
NOTE! NOTE! NOTE! There are 3 private homes just upstream of the park and log jam with MANY "No
Trespassing" and "Beware of Dog" signs. We talked with one resident to ask permission to portage
around the jam on river right. She thanked us for asking and said "OK". Keep a low profile and be
respectful! As of Feb. 8, 2014, all wood below that point is passable, with caution. It's an ideal
short run if you are passing through Summersville. After paddling, we hiked most of the river
upstream Webster Rd (more like... limbo under and over logs). Again, much downed wood in the river,
but everything we saw was passable. Next time, we will use the our normal put-in at the animal
shelter ( 38.31203,-80.833118 ). Take-out, we hike up the waste treatment plant "through-way" (
38.277304,-80.828569 ) to the hiking trail parking lot. BTW, I don't think the Craigsville Gauge is
a good indicator for this run. Get a visual at the rapid at the W. Webster Rd. Community Park (
38.296235,-80.825694 ).


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