Where to find us
The Coal River Water Trail is accessible from I-64 via West Virginia (WV) Route 817 (St. Albans exit, turn right traveling south), after 4 miles turn left on U.S. Route 60 to the Downstream Trail Terminus at the Gateway Shopping Center in St. Albans. To get to the Coal River Trail Information Center, take West Main Street at the conjunction of WV 817 and U.S. Route 60 (one mile west of St. Albans) and turn left onto Coal River Road (County Route 3), which will take you to Tornado, West Virginia. Turn left to cross the bridge and the Center is on the immediate left in Meadowood Park.
If using GPS insert 181 Pettigrew Lane, Tornado WV
Welcome to a Flatwater Kayak paradise located just a few short miles from downtown Charleston, WV. Like much of WV one can arrive by air from any location visit the air hub cities like Charleston, Huntington, Beckley, Morgantown and Lewisburg and still be only minutes away from the Wild Wonderful outdoors! The Coal River is one of those sites.THE COAL RIVERS ARE EASILY ACCESSED FROM ANY OF THE NEARBY LARGER METROPOLITAN AREAS OF HUNTINGTON AND CHARLESTON.
Lodging can be found in these metropolitan areas and camping is available on a limited basis along the Coal River Water Trail.
Call the CRG offices for more travel information 304=722-3055.