Dry Fork

The Dry Fork River is the main recipient of water from dozens of tributaries, like Red Creek and the Blackwater River.  Beginning life above 4,000 feet means the Dry Fork is clean and cold, making an ideal habitat for Rainbow, Yellow, and Brown Trout.  West Virginia's Department of Natural Resources stocks the Dry Fork River and its entire tributary from early spring through fall, guaranteeing happy anglers a solid days catch.

When the Dry Fork River swells from spring rainfall, whitewater kayakers and canoeists challenge themselves to class III+ whitewater.  Depending on river levels, the ride can be mild to wild.  Blackwater Outdoor Adventures will even take guided rafting trips when the Dry Fork is at its prime in early spring.

For the best public access, drive along the River Road outside of Hendricks for a swim, or picnic on the massive boulders on the rivers edge.  Photographers are met with sweeping landscapes, and wildlife viewers stand a good chance of Bald Eagle or Osprey sightings.