There are many wonderful things about West Virginia, but few have the power of the water. It seems that there is water everywhere here – rivers, lakes, ponds, waterfalls, springs – and it’s all clear, clean, and wonderful. Crystal lakes lie along the mountaintops inviting you to jump in and play. Roaming rivers cut deep into the mountains challenging you to fight the current. The small rapids of the many rivers offer natural massaging whirlpools and perfect ‘swimming holes’. The deep lakes provide fodder to fish stories for the ages. The many waterfalls that crash down the mountainsides are simply breathtaking to behold.
The water here comes straight from the mountains that built this wild, wonderful state. Yes, rivers pass through our state coming from other areas of Appalachia, but here they become raging rivers as our mountains release their bounty of snow and rain down into the valleys. Here, we take that torrent and turn it into entertainment. We fish the pools and eddies; swim, float, boat the moving streams; raft, kayak, and paddle – even surf – the rushing rapids. It’s a part of us here – the water. We are a part of it.
You can feel your connection to the water here in West Virginia – especially here in the Fayette Country area. We are surrounded by West Virginia’s best water resources – Summersville Lake, The New River, The Gauley River, The Meadow River and so much more. You can feel your connection with what keeps us and our planet alive – the fresh, clean water from the mountains. Come play.