Elk River (Bergoo to Webster Springs)


The Elk River from Bergoo to Webster Springs is a good intermediate run at low to medium levels.  It includes cobble bars, ledges and one larger rapid.  At higher levels, this run takes on class IV characteristics.  See the American Whitewater link below for more details, including description and flow information.  Class II-III(IV). 11.6 miles.  Curtin to Webster Springs cuts the length in half.


The Elk River is in central West Virginia, near Webster Springs.  The put in is at Bergoo (Google directions below) or Curtain CR 15/3 bridge.  The take-out is at Webster Springs (Bakers Island Park).   Put-In:  38.487221 ,-80.300278   Take-Out:  38.478102, -80.415427


Fishing, Swimming Holes, Whitewater 

Web resources:

American Whitewater Page


Book ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”

Hero photo and gallery photo courtesy of Jeff Macklin.

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