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A good break

Stopped here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. There were people fishing and there was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JuniorKP
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New Castle, Indiana
Pretty Falls

This place can definitely sneak up on you while driving on the road. The falls are really very... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
LiketoeatCincinnati
,
Cincinnati
via mobile
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Fishing water in West Virginia for all seasons.
  • Excellent10%
  • Very good55%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
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“boat ramp” (2 reviews)
“shore” (2 reviews)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. There were people fishing and there was a boat ramp and lots of parking. The view was pretty good too. Only negative was the lack of picnic tables to sit and relax.

Thank JuniorKP
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This place can definitely sneak up on you while driving on the road. The falls are really very beautiful and are next to an old hydroelectric plant. It is just off the road and easy to access.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Boat launch, fishing dock, beautiful view. Right on edge of town. Large parking area. Didn't notice a picnic area.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Love going on Sunday Drives to the mountains of WV it had rained so the water was flowing great. We really enjoyed the water falls on our drive

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The good KKK in this story ! On the way out of the Gorge & WV we saw a beautiful stretch of water and then noted the kayaker's disappearing from view. Stopped at the boat ramp and all was revealed as they were all having...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is less than a mile below where the New and the Gauley come together to form the Kanawha and this is the first major falls and also the end of any upriver navigation from Charleston. Also the site the old hydro station trying to...More

Thank LKNCHOWHOUND
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The general area (parking and shore) seemed a little sketchy, so I did not linger too long. Beautiful falls and there were some fisherman present. Plenty of parking.

Thank jennifera64
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My mom and I go there often to fish and we love it. Lots of different fish, a beautiful view of the mountains, and it's shaded almost all day on the bulkhead wall. Yeah it's not big, but it's a nice spot to relax and...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We already knew about this place so we stopped to buy lunch and proceeded to the falls for a picnic, chill time, and leg stretching time. The falls are beautiful and I really love the old power plant. There is no longer a beach area...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I probably wouldn't make a special trip just to go here, but if you're going by I think its worth stopping to take a picture or just look around.

Thank johndwilliams
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