Cacapon River: Above Cacapon Bridge to Potomac River Professional Review and Guide
"This is a very popular canoeing stream, with good rapids and exquisite scenery. It’s often up in the winter; the snow-covered banks combine with the unusual rock formations for a wonderfully scenic run. It’s a great float-fishing stream for canoeists who know how to run whitewater, but be careful— many inexperienced paddlers have drowned here over the years. The river below the WV 127 bridge has very little gradient all of the way to the mouth of the Potomac at Great Cacapon.
It transcribes huge loops through the mountains and ridges with a few mild rapids and many long, flat pools. It is an ideal float-fishing stream and contains some of the best bass fishing water in the state. (Hint: use eels, live or artificial, for bait. Catfish minnows are also good.) The river is rich in wildlife; it is not unusual to see beaver, wild turkey, and deer. If you are making a float trip, try to get on the river at daybreak. Eat your breakfast at mid-morning."