Black Fork of the Cheat River Mouth of Blackwater River to Parsons Tannery

Hendricks, West Virginia

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The Black Fork’s name, like its water, is the contraction of the Blackwater and the Dry Fork Rivers. Don’t confuse it with its untamed shrew of a mother—the Blackwater, but think of it as a chip off the old block—the Dry Fork. This is an end-of-the-day-type of trip, ideally topping off a lower Shavers Fork or Dry Fork trip. The river courses between wooded mountains that are only partially spoiled by traces of civilization. Few maneuvers are necessary, but the volume and gradient combine to provide a rocking-horse ride over 3-foot, uniform standing waves.
A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia

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A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia

by Charlie Walbridge et al (Menasha Ridge Press)

The Black Fork’s name, like its water, is the contraction of the Blackwater and the Dry Fork Rivers. Don’t confuse it with its untamed shrew of a mother—the Blackwater, but think of it as a chip off the old block—the Dry Fork.

This is an end-of-the-day-type of trip, ideally topping off a lower Shavers Fork or Dry Fork trip. The river courses between wooded mountains that are only partially spoiled by traces of civilization. Few maneuvers are necessary, but the volume and gradient combine to provide a rocking-horse ride over 3-foot, uniform standing waves.

©  Charlie Walbridge et al/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Hendricks
Distance: 4
Duration: 1 hour
Class: Class II
Local Maps: USGS Mozark Mountain, Parsons
Driving Directions: Directions to Black Fork of the Cheat River: Mouth of Blackwater River to Parsons Tannery

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