on the water

Water, water everywhere... literally everywhere! Whether you are into kayaking or canoeing, fishing or stand-up paddle boarding we have the water source for you. Lakes and rivers, creeks and streams, we have them all!

Bluestone Lake

Bluestone Lake is the third largest in the state and was created with the construction of the Bluestone Dam. The lake has a surface area of 2,040 acres. It is perfect for afternoons on the water spent fishing, kayaking, or eagle viewing. 

Bluestone National Scenic River

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Greenbrier River

The headwaters of the Greenbrier begin in Pocahontas County. It flows for 173 miles until it meets the mighty New River. The river lends itself perfectly to family friendly  

Long Branch Lake

Long Branch Lake is located at Pipestem Resort State Park. Hike the three mile trail around the lake, do some fishing, and from Memorial Day to Labor Day the lake transforms to Adventure Lake with giant inflatables of fun! 

Mountain Valley Lake

Mountain Valley Lake is a small reservoir located in Jumping Branch. The surface area is 39 acres. The location is quiet and serene and a perfect to paddle around and cast.  

New River

The New River flows northward for 320 miles through North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The river is one of the oldest in the world. The lower 53 miles of the river, along with 70,000 acres of land, was established as the New River Gorge National River by the National Park Service in 1978, and in 2020 it became the 63rd National Park.   

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