Whitewater — Cacapon River


This is a good beginner river. 12 miles of class I-II (III). There is beautiful scenery with the river passing through a canyon and castle rock as the highlight. Map (pdf).

Directions from Morgantown

I 68 east to Cumberland, MD. Take exit 43-b and follow sr 51 for 25.5 miles. At the WV border rd name changes to SR 9. Follow 3.9 miles to SR 29. Go 7.5 miles to SR 127. Turn left and go 1.6 miles to the take-out. Continue east on SR 127 for about 6 miles and turn right onto IL Pugh Rd. Follow for .7 miles and veer to the right onto Sleppy Hollow Rd. Go 4.6 miles to rt 50. Go west (right) for 1.1 miles to the put-in.

Travel Time:

2 1/2hr


Whitewater , Fishing, Canoeing





Web resources:


ORC Resources:

Book ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”

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