New River Glen Lyn, VA, to Bull Falls Campgrounds and Bluestone Dam to Fayette Station Entering the New River Gorge

Glen Lyn, West Virginia

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The New drains a tremendous watershed. It has scores of small tributaries, but only two of them are really large: the Bluestone and the Greenbrier. Because the river flows through a rugged canyon most of the way, much of the route is unsettled. There is little industry other than coal mining and almost no agriculture. Today, the river is West Virginia’s biggest tourist attraction. Where small, steep creeks drop from the surrounding plateau to the river, local experts have pioneered some of the most intense runs in the country.
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 New drains a tremendous watershed. It has scores of small tributaries, but only two of them are really large: the Bluestone and the Greenbrier. Because the river flows through a rugged canyon most of the way, much of the route is unsettled.

There is little industry other than coal mining and almost no agriculture. Today, the river is West Virginia’s biggest tourist attraction. Where small, steep creeks drop from the surrounding plateau to the river, local experts have pioneered some of the most intense runs in the country.

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

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Glen Lyn
Distance: 81
Duration: 7 sections range from 2 to 7 hours
Class: Class I-V
Local Maps: USGS Narrows, Petertown, Forest Hill, Pipestem, Hinton, Meadow Creek, Beckley, Prince, Thurmond, Fayetteville, Gauley Bridge
Driving Directions: Directions to New River: Glen Lyn, VA, to Bull Falls Campgrounds and Bluestone Dam to Fayette Station (Entering the New River Gorge)

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