6th Annual Elk River Canoe and Kayak Float: June 8th 2019

Sponsored by WV American Water, MonPower, TransCanada, the Braxton County CVB, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Go Mart.


Come out and enjoy the 6th Annual Elk River Summer Float on June 9th, 2019 at the Sutton Dam. This 5-mile float is the perfect trip for beginner kayakers or groups with varied skill levels. Activities start at 9:00 a.m. The float starts at 11 a.m. Come early to check-in, drop your gear, then drive to the Elk River Camp and RV. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. Day-of registration will be available, but event shirts will be first come, first served. Online registration ends on June 5th. Once parked Elk River Camp and RV, board the shuttle back to the Sutton Dam to begin the float. Check-in's and gear drops will start at 9:00 a.m. To pre-register online by clicking SIGN ME UP at the bottom of this page. For more details on the float continue reading below.



Parking will be provided at the take out point, Elk River Camp and RV.

Directions and address below:

Elk River Camp and RV

360 Little Buffalo Road

Gassaway, WV 26624


Directions from I-79 to Elk River Camp and RV:

Take Exit 62 the Sutton, Gassaway exit.

Turn right toward Gassaway.

Cross the first bridge you come to on the left

Then turn right toward Elk River Camp and RV

Directions from I-79 to the Sutton Dam:

Take Exit 62 Sutton, Gassaway exit.

Turn left toward Sutton.

Once in the Town of Sutton turn right onto 2nd Street

Continue on 2nd Street crossing the green metal bridge

After the bridge turn left onto Stonewall Street

Drive until the Sutton Dam is visible always turning toward the lower dam areas

This is where the float will start

If you find yourself at the top of the dam, turn around and take the first right toward the bottom of the hill.


Parking is permissible at the Sutton Dam, in the lot nearest to the dam. The lot furthest from the dam will be reserved for unloading passengers and gear.

See layout below for further details on Sutton Dam area for the start of the float.



Shuttle buses will be waiting at Elk River Camp and RV starting at 9 AM.

If multiple buses are in a line, board the front bus. Once full, the bus will depart and second bus will begin receiving passengers. If needed busses will return to pick up more passengers.




Float trip starts at the Sutton Dam and end at the Elk River Camp and RV.


Sutton Dam
Stonewall Street
Sutton, WV 26601


Elk River Camp and RV

360 Little Buffalo Rd.

Gassaway, WV 26601


Embedded below is a google map which shows the Sutton Dam and Elk River Camp and RV, or to access it directly, CLICK HERE.



Float begins roughly at 11:00 a.m.


For more information, contact the Braxton County CVB at 304-765-6533 or email questions to info@braxtonwv.org 


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