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Whitewater Paddling Paradise
The Cheat Narrows just north of Rowlesburg Park provide plenty of thrills for experienced paddlers. When the river is running at normal or above levels, the rapids reach class III and IV levels. Plenty of white water outfitters run the Cheat as seen below. Rubber ducks, kayaks and rafts can be launched from the Rowlesburg Park. For real thrill seekers, Cheat Canyon, farther north, poses class IV and V challenges. For those who like to take a more leisurely approach to the river, canoeing has become a big favorite on the Cheat. There are plenty of eddies and a few easy rapids south or the Rowlesburg Park to keep things moving along. Many people put in at Cheat Bridge on Rt. 50 about five miles south of Rowlesburg and take out at the Rowlesburg Park. On many weekends, inner tube enthusiasts can be seen floating along enjoying a day on the river.

Click on photos below for links to outfitter web sites.
Running the Narrows (courtesy WV Wild Water Association).
Calamity Rock in the Cheat River Narrows.
Open Canoe in the Narrows.
Laurel Highlands outfitters run the Narrows.
In the Canyon with Cheat River Outfitters.
Big water in the Canyon with Mountain Streams.
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