Flat Water Paddling in West Virginia, WV

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  1. Great for paddlers or families looking for some peace and quiet, Bluestone Lake is calm with low traffic. There is a significant bald eagle population that lives nearby, too, so be on the lookout!

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    60.9 miles
    Duration
    It's easy to spend a whole day out on Bluestone Lake.
  2. The calm waters and scenic backdrop at Hawks Nest Lake are perfect for beginner paddlers, families, and folks looking for a relaxing afternoon on the water.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    30.4 miles
    Duration
  3. Boley Lake at Babcock State Park is perfect for a leisurely paddle, but there’s also an experts-only 5.5-mile creek that goes right to the New River, if you want a challenge.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    44.1 miles
    Duration
    You can spend an hour or a whole day paddling around Boley Lake.
  4. Like the lazy river water ride at an amusement park, the Cacapon River is perfect for paddlers looking for a relaxing float downstream.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    194.0 miles
    Duration
  5. Canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)— you can do it all on Summersville Lake.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    41.4 miles
    Duration
  6. Charles Fork Lake is a perfect entry-level, leisurely paddling experience for beginners, families, and leisurely paddlers. Pretty good if you’re an angler looking to snag yourself a walleye, too!

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    34.2 miles
    Duration
  7. With a maximum Class II difficulty level, trips along the Coal River are smooth and leisurely rides through scenic, historic, and rural WV.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    12.4 miles
    Duration
    With the average distance around 8 miles for each section, the trail is divided in a way that shouldn't exceed 6 hours of paddling each day. Shorter trails will, of course, take less time to complete, but 6 hours is a fair average.
  8. Mount Storm Lake is a popular recreation destination perfect for beginner paddlers and groups.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    139.0 miles
    Duration
  9. The Upper Cheat River Water Trail is northern West Virginia's aquatic playground.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    132.7 miles
    Duration
  10. The Ohi0/Little Kanawha rivers are historically commercial waterways, but paddlers enjoy hugging the shoreline and exploring the small historic islands and towns along the way.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    63.4 miles
    Duration
  11. West Virginia’s first water trail for recreational boaters, follows along the upper 65 miles of the Monongahela River from Fairmont, WV to Rices Landing in PA. You’ll pass through many communities and through several historic locks and dams over the trail.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    119.5 miles
    Duration
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