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Difficulty I-II
Length 9.2 Miles
Flow Range 2.80 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 20 minutes ago 3.03 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 06/13/2020 9:19 pm

River Description

Rapid Descriptions


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mike Beswick
7 years ago

Best take out is to continue about a half mile below the bridge at Fort Springs to the obvious set of stairs exiting the river. The river bends sharply to the left here. There is parking at the top, which is where route 63 and Fort Springs intersect

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Le Funderburke
8 years ago

Where is parking for the take out spot at Fort Spring? Is it an easy area to remove kayaks/canoes?

Gage Descriptions

The NWS Sets flood stage at 14'.

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


Tony Allred Jr


Philip Young


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1198601 11/07/10 Matt Muir Added coords.
1210756 12/23/18 Tony Allred Jr 12-15-2018 - cleanup
1215285 06/13/20 Philip Young updated description
1193990 06/09/04 n/a n/a