The Forks of the Buckhannon River Left Fork of the Right Fork, Left Fork, and Right Fork

Helvetia, West Virginia 26224

The Forks of the Buckhannon River Left Fork of the Right Fork, Left Fork, and Right Fork

The Forks of the Buckhannon River: Left Fork of the Right Fork, Left Fork, and Right Fork Professional Review and Guide

"These small headwater streams are well off the beaten track, but provide entertainment for solid intermediates looking to explore new country. The Right Fork is a marginal run, even at high water. The first 3 miles to Silica are tiny and scrapy with occasional tree hazards.

A decent-sized tributary makes boating reasonable from there on down. Not far past Silica is a small island, below which is an imposing, tilting, double ledge (3 feet and 6 feet). Afterward, there are a few other small ledges, then nonstop whitewater (Class 3) to Selbyville. There is a six-foot dam at a camp in Selbyville; carry on the left. The river is much slower below here to Alexander on the Buckhannon."

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Trail Information

Helvetia
Nearby City
27
Distance
2.5 - 4 hours
Duration
Class I-III
Class
USGS Pickens, Goshen, Alton,
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Jul 2018