Tygart Valley, West Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||37 fpm|
|Max Gradient||80 fpm|
|TYGART VALLEY RIVER AT BELINGTON, WV|
|usgs-03051000||3.50 - 9.00 ft||III-V||01h11m||3.44 ft (too low)|
Photo: John Fralick squeezes between the rocks at KeyHole.
Put-in on river right downstream of Belington or in Belington on river left.
Alternate put-in 3.2 mi downstream at fish camp on river right.
Two take-outs available:
River right 1 mi downstream of confluence with Buckhannon River or
At the mouth of the Buchannon River, walk 3/4 mi up RR tracks to covered bridge over the Buckhannon.
Noteable rapids in first half of the run are Key Hole and Hartung Falls, about half way down you encounter the confluence with the Middle Fork River. Those that run the Middle Fork run the lower part of the Tygart Gorge which contain three major rapids. S-Turn, Shoulder Snapper and Hook(left hook).
An outfitter is now running shuttles on weekends. He will pick you up below Hook on the Tygart and bring your group back to Audra. He charges by the shuttle not by individual. Contact - Tygart River Outfitters
|Photo: Colins Drozdowski at Instant Ender.|
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|8.0||Middle Fork Confluence|