West Virginia has mountainous and varied terrain with lots of whitewater, but also many gentle streams and ponds for paddling. Many West Virginia canoe outfitters serve the various rivers, streams and ponds. West Virginia’s canoeing is defined by river canoeing, but there are several big man made lakes as well. The eastern side of the state has the famous Potomac River that forms the border between Maryland and West Virginia, it offers Class I and II experiences but can swell up to white water stages in the early spring. The Potomac River is formed when the North Branch and South Branch of the Potomac meet up just north of Paw Paw, WV. The South Branch is the perfect river for canoeing with its gentle Class I and II runs. West Virginia also offers up the smaller Cacapon River for canoeing; it offers nice canoe runs. Many areas offers steep canyons with lots of rock formations that are just beautiful and all the rivers flow through extremely rural areas. It is possible to spend the day on the river and not see a single person.
West Virginia Canoeing Guidebooks
- A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia, 5th
- Whitewater Rafting on West Virginia’s New & Gauley Rivers: Come on In, the Water’s Weird
- Wild water West Virginia;: A paddler’s guide to the white water rivers of the Mountain State
- The New River Guide, Second Edition
West Virginia Canoe Outfitters
Soaring Eagles Adventures
2329 Hickory Corner Road
Augusta, West Virginia 26704
Soaring Eagles Adventures exists to inspire people to get outdoors, explore nature and to create lifelong memories. Our specialty is Bald Eagle Canoe Tours on a very secluded river.
Soaring Eagles Adventures is not about just putting you in a canoe, but we want to help you create a lifelong memory. We offer both guided and unguided trips, day, overnight or multi-day canoe adventures
Area Served: Eastern Panhandle West Virginia
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