Canoeing in West Virginia
Guide to Canoeing in West Virginia
West Virginia is a great place for paddling rivers of varying difficulties. Pay attention to water levels as they vary with the seasons. Small inland lakes throughout the state offer additional options for getting your paddle in the water! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in West Virginia:
- Gauley River
- Potomac River
- Walhonde Water Trail
Canoeing Locations In West Virginia
If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in West Virginia! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!
Plan a Canoeing Trip in West Virginia
Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout West Virginia and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of West Virginia community trip reports below:
Connect with Paddlers in West Virginia
Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going canoeing in West Virginia? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.