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.
October 23, 2019 thru ???
6pm - 8pm
|Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA|
$5 per person for those who are not YMCA members
Free for YMCA members
See the WVWA Forum for details
|KEY: Club Trip Event Clinic Club Meeting/Other|
|WVWA Club Meeting|
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM (roll session starts at 6:00 PM)
YMCA Upper Kanawha Valley Montgomery, WV
(see the WVWA Forum for more information}
Click here for directions.
Email the President
|Webster Wildwater Weekend|
Webster Springs, WV
Stay tuned for more information
|Annual Seneca Rocks Weekend|
Paddling Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. Choice of river depending on levels. Could be Smoke Hole, branches of the Potomac, Narrows, etc. Camping at Princess Snowbird Campground near Seneca Rocks. Contact Jim Bobbitt for details.
|Cliff's Spring Fling|
Camping at Cliff Beck's near Greenbrier. River destinations will be determined the nite before. Watch the forum for more information.
|2020 Wildwater Canoeing World Cup |
A set of 4 races, featuring the fastest paddlers in the world, on the Cheat River
Chris Norbury/Codorus Wildwater Club
Click here for details
|New River Festival |
ACE Advernture Resort
Click here for more information
|Stoney Creek Rendezvous|
|WVWA Beginner/Novice Kayak Clinic|
Greenbrier River area
More information will be posted on the forum and website this Spring
|National Youth Science Camp Weekend|
More information will be posted on the forum and website later this Spring
|Captain Thurmond Challenge|
New River, WV
|Gauley Festival Weekend|
|Animal Upper Gauley Race|
Upper New River
Glade Creek to Grandview Sandbar
|Russell Fork River|
More information will be posted on the forum later.
|Bridge Day Shuttle/Trip|
New River Gorge
Stay turned for more information later this year.
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: