West Virginia Wildwater Association
|Current year +||Guidelines for Participants and Coordinators of River Trips||Prior Year|
All participants in West Virginia Wildwater Association trips do so as common adventurers. The club or its individual members may coordinate paddling trips but no one is considered leader of a trip. All participants take the responsibility for making their own decisions including, but not limited to, whether to participate on any particular water body or section, what equipment they use, the routes they may choose to paddle, whether their skill levels and abilities are appropriate for the activity or whether climate and water conditions are appropriate for their participation.
Click here to volunteer to coordinate a trip.
Thursdays - 7:00 to 8:30 PM
May 31, 2018 - August 30, 2018
$5 per person, per night
|Ridgewood Pool, South Charleston|
Rules: Boats MUST be CLEAN. No sand, dirt, leaves, acorns, etc. No peeing in the pool. Do not slide boats off the edge into the pool. Kids under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Watch the WVWA Forums for additional information.
Directions: Traveling west on Kanawha Turnpike, pass the old Rocklake Pool/Putt-putt. Kanawha Turnpike becomes Lincoln Drive/CR 12, in 0.4 miles bear left onto Rockcrest Drive, in 0.2 miles turn left on Rachel Lane, turn right onto driveway as Rachel Lane ends. Click here for a map
|KEY: Club Trip Event Clinic Club Meeting/Other|
|Lower New (NRG) First Timers Trip..|
Looking for level of 2' or less for first timers. All welcome as experienced support boaters will be needed. As much scouting and explanation of rapids as needed for first timers
(see Members Only section)
|National Youth Science Camp Weekend|
Click here for more information and to volunteer
|Captain Thurmond's Challenge|
28.5 Mile Triathalon (Bike 15.5, Paddle 7, Run 6)
New River Gorge
WVWA Skill Levels for Club Trips
Beginner - Will contain rapids not exceeding Class I in difficulty
Novice - Will contain Class I and II rapids with an occasional easy Class III
Intermediate - Will contain Class II and III rapids with an occasional easy Class IV
Advanced - Will contain a full range of Class III-IV rapids
Expert - Trips at this level are not schedule by the WVWA
These trip ratings are informal ratings only. They are based on the "International Scale of Difficulty", as published by American Whitewater. They should never be considered absolute since weather and water conditions can alter the difficulty of any river.
River courtesy extends beyond aid to a fellow paddler. We ask all paddlers to consider the following and to promote river courtesy by example: