Whitewater — Middle Fork River / Tygart Gorge


3 miles on the class IV Middle Fork River (more like a creek) and then 4 miles on the much larger Tygert River Gorge. A solid class IV run with higher water on the gorge producing a few class VI+ to V rapids. This is one of the shortest shuttles in the state – doable with a bicycle (a little hilly) Map (pdf).

Directions from Morgantown

I 79 South to exit 115. Take SR 20 for 4 miles to SR 57. Left and follow 57 for 12 miles to intersection with US 119. Go right and travel 3.4 miles to CR 36. Go left for .8 miles and park on the east side of the covered bridge in Carrolton. To get to the put-in, continue 3.6 miles on the Carrolton rd. At the intersection with CR 11, go left for .6 miles to Audra SP. The put-in is on the park side (east) of the bridge.

Travel Time:

1 1/2hr


Whitewater, Swimming Hole, Camping





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ORC Resources:

Book ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”

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