Preregistration has closed for 2019.
Day of registration will be available at 9 am at the Sutton Dam. See you there!
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.
Register by May 18th to guarantee your event shirt.*
*Online registration will be available until June 5th, and day-of registration will be available, but event shirts at that time will be first come, first served.
Once form is submitted, your should receive a confirmation email. Print email and bring it with you on the day of the event as a receipt for registration.
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 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
Elk River Camp and RV (End of Float, zoomed in)
Continue driving to the left of RVs
DO NOT turn right before RVs
Event volunteers will direct traffic at far end parking area.
Park orderly while being sure not to block in other vehicles.
Buses will be waiting to shuttle participants back to the Sutton Dam.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Like the Elk River Water Trail Facebook page HERE.