Little Coal River


The Little Coal River is one part of this recently revitalized watershed and water trail. It begins in Madison and stretches about 27 miles to Alum Creek where the Little and Big Coal Rivers merge. There are six access points for putting-in and taking out. A great deal of effort has gone into focusing on cleaning up this watershed and utilizing it as a resource for community and tourism. It is a great canoe fishing river with trophy Walleye being the prize catches.


The Little Coal River is located in southern West Virginia, south of Charleston. The access points for the river are Madison City Park (Google directions below), Danville Community Center, Donald Kuhn Juvenile Center, Water Ways Park (upper and lower) & U.S. Rt. 119 Alum Creek.


Camping, Canoeing, Fishing

Web Resources:

Coal River Water Trail


Books- "A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia", "Paddling Virginia and West Virginia: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Paddling Adventures"

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