Blackwater River celebrates maiden voyage at new launch site


The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area partnered with Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge to host the maiden voyage of the brand new canoe/kayak launch.  

Participants got their gear down in the water and got a unique look at the Blackwater River in Tucker County.  The addition of the launch is a great way to allow visitors a different perspective of the wildlife refuge.

“The Blackwater River is such an interesting part of the valley and of Davis, in general.  It’s this big river that a lot of different streams are feeding into and that brings a lot of diversity,” said AFHA AmeriCorps Member Zach Dykeman.

The new ADA canoe/kayak launch is the first part of a three-year plan to bring more visitors to the area.

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