Tygart's Creek Spring Paddle

by  Atturner

A self-supported trip created by Atturner

Trip Overview

Guided group paddle up Tygart's Creek by Carter Caves State Resort Park. 6 mile trip with a stop midway for lunch and a small cave tour. Also got to try "ramps"- tasted like sweet garlic/onion.

Safety Notes

I felt it was entirely safe. The guides expect SOME experience with moving water. There were a few spots where you need to change direction fairly quickly. It was overall a very easy paddle though.

Gear Notes

We wore wetsuits due to expecting 55 degree water and concern about being completely wet. They were unnecessary.


122 cfs. Water was low- any lower and trip would have been cancelled. It was moving water but not fast.

Portage Notes

Many portages. Water was very low.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 4/15/2023
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

Trip Location