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 8th, 2019 at the Sutton Dam. This 5-mile float is the perfect trip for beginner kayakers or groups with varried 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This year's event will feature only one takeout location, the Elk River Camp and RV, located 5 miles downstream from the Sutton Dam.

 

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.

 

PARKING:

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 to Elk River Camp and RV from Sutton Dam:

Travel South on Route 4 toward I-79, reversing the directions above

Pass the on-ramps to I-79 and continue toward Gassaway

Pass Kroger on your left and continue south on Route 4

Cross the first bridge you come to on the left

Turn right toward Elk River Camp and RV

Park at Elk River Camp and RV and board shuttle

 

SHUTTLE:

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 the second bus will begin boarding passengers. If needed, busses will return to pick up more passengers until all participants have been transported back to the Sutton Dam.

 

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES TO REMEMBER:

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 

Like the Elk River Water Trail Facebook page HERE.