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Canoeing — Tygart River (Grafton)
This section includes 10 miles of class A-I water (only one small rapid). It is downstream from the lake, so water flows are kept consistent, which makes canoeing available all year. Put in at the park near the dam and take out at Valley Falls State Park (make sure you take out before the falls, high water can produce disastrous consequences). If you take out at Valley Falls, make sure you sign in at the state park prior to your run (regulation). Alternative put-in/ take out spots at the Grafton High School (with permission) and at Camp Towles. Map (pdf).
Directions from Morgantown
I 68 S to exit 137 (Fairmont). Go south on SR 310 for 7.8 miles then take a right onto CR 31/14. Go 2.7 miles to Valley Falls and the take-out. To get to the put-in, Continue south on 310 to Grafton. Rt. 50 and local rds through Grafton. Go about two miles out of town on High St. to the put-in below the dam.
Travel Time: 45 min
Book-” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”