Tri-State Metro Kayaking & Canoeing

***Check current water levels via USGS***


Boyd County

East Fork Little Sandy River

Ohio River: Port of Ashland / Catlettsburg

Carter County

Grayson Lake State Park (Marina on site – only pontoon boats available for rent) / Grayson Lake US Corps Recreation Area (Map) (Access sites)

Little Sandy River

Smoky Valley Lake at Carter Caves State Park (Map)

Tygarts Creek Blue Water Trail (Map)

Outfitters: Carter Caves State Park (Smoky Valley Lake & Tygarts Creek) / Estep’s Top to Bottom Bait & Tackle Shop (Grayson Lake)

Greenup County

Greenbo Lake State Park (Marina on site) (Map)

Little Sandy River: Greenup Ramp / Raccoon Ramp

Ohio River: Greenup Ramp

Outfitter: Dragonfly Outdoor Adventures (Little Sandy River)

Lawrence County

Levisa Fork of Big Sandy River

Yatesville Lake State Park (Marina on site – only pontoon & jon boats available for rent)/ Yatesville Lake US Corps Recreation Area (Map) (Access sites)

Outfitter: Rebel River Outfitters


Lawrence County

Ohio River: Center Street Landing in Ironton; Coal Grove Boat Ramp; Indian Guyan Boat Ramp; South Point Boat Ramp; Chesapeake Boat Ramp; Proctorville Old Lock 27

Symmes Creek (Interactive Map)

Wayne National Forest: Lake Vesuvius (Map) – Kountry Kayaks (Outfitter on site) / Timbre Ridge Lake (Map) / Symmes Creek Arabia Launch Site (Map) / Hanging Rock Ponds (Map)


Cabell County

Beech Fork Lake State Park (Map)

Green Bottom WMA Wetlands Island Float (paddle approximately 1.5 miles west from the boat ramp to reach the island)

Guyandotte Water Trail (Map): Barboursville/ Guyandotte / Salt Rock

Ohio River: Green Bottom / Guyandotte / Harris Riverfront Park

Mud River: Howells Mill Bridge / Milton / Ona / South Milton

Putnam County

Kanawha River: Buffalo / Raymond City / Winfield Boat Ramp

Wayne County

Beech Fork Lake US Corps Recreation Site (Marina on site) (Map)

Big Sandy River

East Lynn Lake US Corps Recreation Area (Marina on site) (Map)

Twelve Pole Creek

Equipment Rentals

Marshall University Adventure Rentals


Friends of Tygarts Creek

Guyandotte Water Trail Alliance

Symmes Creek Restoration Committee

Trash Your Kayak Cleanup Crew

Tristate Kayakers

Tygarts Creek Paddling/Fishing


Great Guyandotte River Regatta & Float

Symmes Creek Canoe Caper


Kayak Roll Clinic @ Marshall University

KY Public Access Sites

WVDNR Public Access Sites    



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