West Fork River


The West Fork River covers seventy five miles as it flows from the Stonewall Jackson Dam through Weston, Clarksburg, Shinnston and on to Fairmont.  There are twenty six access points to the river that allow for a wide range of trip options.  Low head dams are common on the West Fork, so caution and portages are needed.  


The West Fork River is located in north central West Virginia, flowing from the Weston area north through Clarksburg and then on to Fairmont.  There are multiple boat ramps/access points.
(Google Maps directions below are to Clarksburg)


Canoeing, Fishing

Web Resources:

West Fork Water Trail Site


Book- "Paddling Virginia and West Virginia: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Paddling Adventures"

Cover photo and gallery photos courtesy of Johnny Bryan

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