Swimming Holes:

Tygart River (Arden) Swimming


This is a large river with lots of rocks that create many great swimming holes along the 5+ miles that the road parallels the river. Some spots in this area get inundated on hot weekends by large groups of people. If you want to get away from this scene, just go upstream or downstream a little, there are many swimming spots.


The section of river good for swimming is both upstream and downstream of Arden, WV (Google directions below). Park anywhere along the river there is a pull out.  For the section north of Arden (downstream), there is a parking ordinance that makes it illegal to park within 10 feet of the road (in many places this will take a high clearance vehicle to accomplish this).


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