Along with the New River and the Gauley River, the Cheat places among West Virginia's top three whitewater rafting rivers. The Cheat River cuts a 12-mile path through remote and wondrously beautiful territory in the northern part of the state. The Cheat's a bit moody, and conditions on the river change seasonally. The rough time, when the rapids reach designations of II to V+, is springtime, from April to early June when snowmelt and rainfall raise the water level. Later in the summer the river calms down and names of particularly challenging sections along the way like Big Nasty, Even Nastier, Decision, and High Falls seem not so menacing. Cheat River Outfitters specializes in whitewater trips along the river (888-997-4837 or 304-329-2024).
Cheat River Outfitters
2764 N Preston Hwy.
- West Virginia, United States of America 26519
- 39.49770000, -79.64380000
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