Canoeing — Buckhannon River


The Buckhannon includes 36 miles of flat water to class I. It is Great for canoe camping/fishing trips. The suggested level for a clean trip (no scraping) is 7 feet at the Buckhannon Gauge, but lower would be fine for a canoe. Map (pdf).

Directions from Morgantown

I 79 South to exit 115. Take SR 20 for 4 miles to SR 57. Left and follow 57 for 12 miles to intersection with US 119. Go right and travel 3.4 miles to CR 36. Go left for .8 miles and park on the east side of the covered bridge in Carrolton. To get to the put-in, go back to 119 and go south to Buckhannon. Go south on SR 20 for about 5 miles and take a left onto CR 22 for about 3 miles to Sago. Many put-in options are available along cr 11, cr 13 and in downtown Buckhannon (see map).

Travel Time:1 1/2 hr


Fishing, Canoeing

ORC Resources:

Book- A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia

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