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West Virginia whitewater, Mud River

Cabell county, Ona to Blue Sulphur Road bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     1 miles
A few hundred yards from the put in spot is an old dam. Canoeing that fall is not advised. Just over a mile downstream from that is the mud river falls.Depending on water levels. It could prove to sink a canoe. Says localguide1

Jim is not entirely correct. There is the Ona falls. Catch the water up and that would be interesting. Says Stan

This is an answer to Cindy's question about the Guyandotte River. There is a put-in at Branchland, then
    a take-out 3 1/2 hours downstream at Salt Rock. A very nice float with a few riffles, lots of fish and wildlife for viewing. You can also put-in or take-out at the mouth of Mud river in Barboursville which is good for a
Mud River or Guyandotte River float. Salt Rock to B'ville would be a great all day float on the Guyandotte, I'm guessing 10 to 12 miles. Says Mike

There is no way there could be any rapids on the Mud River. I agree with the writer below. However, I would love to flatwater kayak down the Guyan which is closer to Beech Fork State Park than the Mud. It connects to the Mud in Barboursville and runs into the Ohio a few miles later. It should
be a very plesant peaceful trip. I just can not locate a putin spot. Can any one help? I live 10 miles away from the BF campground. Thanks Says Cindy

There is no whitewater on the Mud River. I have walked and canoed the Mud River many times. There might be a few ripples if there's enough water in the river. During the summer months it looks more like a creek rather than a river. Don't get excited or waste your time. The Mud River is a great place to go Muskie fishing. If your want a true whitewater experience go to the New River of Gauley River. Says Jim

The put-in is not too far from Huntington-Ashland, as you can see on the road map further down.

Mud River, Ona to Blue Sulphur Road bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Mud River.
 Whitewater Near Mud River:
Mud River, Cabell County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 1 miles long (Ona to Blue Sulphur Road bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Mud River:
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 89 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Mud River:
Showboat Marina, Huntington , 10 miles away
Beech Fork Lake Marina, Lavalette , 15 miles away
Lakeside Marina, East Lynn , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Mud River:
BEST WESTERN Huntington Mall Inn, Barboursville , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Barboursville WV, Barboursville , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites BARBOURSVILLE, Barboursville , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn Barboursville, Barboursville , 3 miles away
Days Inn Huntington, Huntington , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mud River:
Huntington Fox Fire KOA, Milton, 4 miles away
Jim's Camping, Milton, 5 miles away
Beech Fork State Park, Barboursville, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mud River:
Wayne National Forest, Ohio , 11 miles away
Beech Fork State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Cabwaylingo State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mud River:
Guyan Golf & Country Club, Huntington , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Mud River
Sky Lake, Lawrence , 14 miles away
Timbre Ridge Lake, Lawrence , 16 miles away
East Lynn Lake, Wayne , 19 miles away

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