Canoeing — Elk River

Elk River, wv


This is a great canoe fishing river with trophy Walleye being the prize catches. There are 97 miles of A-I water with only rare ripples on the Elk River. A new water trail has been established here that includes 12 current access points and a few more planned for the future (see the map/pdf for details).  This section runs in all but the most severe droughts. WV 4/ US 119 parallels the river for most of this section.  

Directions from Morgantown

Take I 79 south to exit 67 at Sutton. Follow WV 4 south into Sutton and follow Main St, 2nd St, Stonewall St, Buckeye Cr. Rd to the river access at the base of the dam. For other put-in and take-out spots, travel on SR 4 and US 119.

Travel Time:1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hr


Fishing, Canoeing

ORC Resources:

Book- A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia

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