Rivers & Streams

Tucker County's pristine rivers and streams offer a diverse range of angling opportunities. Our countless springs feed boundless miles of streams. While some of these waters are easily accessible, others can only be accessed by the most enthusiastic anglers.

Paddles & Poles


When it comes to water sports, take your family whitewater rafting with one of our local outfitters. The Cheat, Dry Fork, and Laurel Fork Rivers offer a ton of excitement. Not tame enough? There are canoe and kayak float trips available on quieter waters.

The rugged Blackwater Canyon is one of the region’s premier, yet unsung, trout fisheries. The Canyon is a “catch and release” area that is known for large and plentiful fish. The upstream sections of the Blackwater, most of the Dry Fork, Laurel Fork, Glady Fork and numerous other mountain streams and rivers are stocked for your fishing enjoyment.

 

Cheat River Water Trail

The vision of the Friends of the Cheat's, Cheat River Water Trail Committee, is to establish recreational water trails for non-motorized boaters in the Cheat River Watershed.  What is a Water Trail?  In short, a water trail is a trail for boats.  It is a network of access points, resting places and attractions for users of human powered craft on lakes and rivers.

www.cheatriverwatertrail.org

 

Hooked on Tucker


Tucker County's pristine rivers and streams offer a diverse range of angling opportunities. Our countless springs feed boundless miles of streams. While some of these waters are easily accessible, others can only be accessed by the most enthusiastic anglers.

Did You Know?


The brook trout is the only trout species native to West Virginia streams. Native brook trout live and reproduce in only the coldest and purest of our mountain streams. In 1973 it was selected to be the official state fish of West Virginia!

Trout Waters of Tucker County


Please visit the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources website to learn more about sport fishing in Tucker County, review current regulations and obtain a fishing license

Blackwater River

Stocked in a 3-mile section at the U.S. Rt. 32 bridge and in a 5-mile section from the Davis Settling Pond upstream to Camp 70.

Catch & Release

From the WV Secondary Rt. 29/1 bridge in Blackwater State Park downstream 3.5 miles to the North Fork.

Clover Run

Stocked from bridge on WV secondary Rt. 21, one and a half miles south of St. George, upstream 4 miles to WV Secondary Rt. 23 bridge at the mouth of Valley Fork.

Dry Fork

Stocked from Old Mill below Harman downstream to the mouth of Red Creek. And from WV Secondary Rt. 45 bridge at Jenningston downstream to Gladwin and from along WV Secondary Rts. 26 and 43/12 to the mouth of Red Run. Located in Randolph and Tucker County.

Horseshoe Run

Stocked from bridge 1/4 mile above Shafer to mouth of Mike's Run. WV Secondary Rt. 5 follows this stream.

Red Creek

Stocked from Lanesville downstream 2.5 miles along WV Secondary Rt. 45.