Hiking — Big Sandy Creek/Wonder Falls

Swimmers playing on rocks and falls


Swimming holes abound at this clean creek (a minority in Preston Co.). Wonder Falls, the most popular swimming hole is 1 mile downstream from the bridge.  It is only accessible by walking down the creek bed, so this is an adventure to get to. The landowner has closed the gate and posted no trespassing signs on the gravel road on river right which used to be the access to the site.

Directions from Morgantown

I 68 East to Coopers Rock exit. Turn left off exit and go 3.3 miles (bottom of the hill) to CR 73/5 (Laurel run rd). Go right for .6 miles. At the intersection go left on gravel rd for about 3 miles to the creek. See the whitewater page for a map of the site.

Travel Time:

45 min


Swimming Hole, Whitewater

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