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Difficulty III-IV
Length 2.1 Miles
Flow Range 7.50 - 15.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 34 minutes ago 6.06 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/19/2003 9:44 am

River Description

Beautiful scenic run. Nothing extremely intense except a few tight slots, otherwise just a fun challenging run. Only one woody section which is missed to river right. Fairly large drainage basin for a creek so it could get alot of volume in a downpour. Only negative point is that the road that runs alongside it down to the Bluestone is gated private property so shuttle will have to be set downstream on the Bluestone River. Put in at the Mountain Creek Missionary Baptist Church on CR 4. Closest takeout would be on the Bluestone River Rd CR 27.

Rapid Descriptions


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Adam Lewis
16 years ago

Posted by Dan Fowler on WVWA msg board:
Did Rockhouse Branch Ck and Mountain Ck in '98
Posted by Dan Fowler on 9/26/2003, 10:45 pm
In Reply to: New reach on AW (this one may spark more interest) - Mountain Creek
I was there a couple times that year. There were a couple of farmers on Rockhouse Branch that were stunned to see a couple boaters on such a small stream. One guy said he'd been there all his life and never seen anyone boat Rockhouse Branch. Mountain Creek was twice the volume of Rockhouse, and had several good ledges. Shuttle is long!

Gage Descriptions

Only a guide. Using your eyes is the only surefire way to see it its running or not.

Directions Description

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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.

Matt Muir


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