American Whitewater worked with local paddlers and agency planners in 2014-2016 to create a river access plan for the Harpers Ferry, WV area. Two popular and scenic class III whitewater runs on the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers converge in Harper's Ferry, yet there are only 3 public parking spaces at the take-out and the only public put ins are far upstream on both rivers. The plan is the result of an outstanding effort by our members and partners, and we are now working to improve river access opportunities based on the plan. Special thanks to the National Park Service's Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program for their support. We are now working together to further explore and where possible to implement the plan priorities.
Go to the Harpers Ferry River Access Plan