Gather with us for a Witches and Warlocks Stand Up Paddle on the New River on Sunday, October 29th. We will be meeting at the upper Fayette Station Parking lot. Attendees need to sign a waiver in advance, must know how to swim, and wear PFD’s. This event is not designed for first time paddlers. Paddlers must be confident in maneuvering boards.
We will launch at the upper beach at Fayette Station wearing PFDs paddling approximately 500 yards up stream on the flat water back to the beach. This is a leisure paddle but keep in mind that the current of the river can be challenging for beginners.
This is a limited ticket event capped at a maximum of 70 participants to meet the requirements of our permit. If you reserve a spot and can’t attend, please let us know so we can open the spots to give others a chance to join in the fun. This also allows us to have space for vehicle parking and allows for ease of launch and exit from the river. You must preregister to attend and fill out a waiver. We encourage participants to carpool or utilize the upper overflow parking area. We ask that participants pull into the upper beach parking lot to unload boards and then move vehicles to the upper overflow lot to allow easy access for more participants to get set up.
In the event that water levels are too high on the river we will make a decision before the event and move the event to Kanawha Falls, if water levels are unsafe at the falls we will be forced to cancel. Please do not try to park on the Bridge or off of Fayette Station Rd. The road is narrow and will be impassable with cars parking off the side of the road.
Please pull into the upper beach parking area to unload boards and gear. After unloading, please pull into the lower lot to allow more paddlers access for unloading.
All participants must register ahead and must fill out waivers. Please arrive by 8:50am to fill out waivers. PFDs are required. This event is for experienced paddle boarders due to the level of skill required to navigate this section or river and risks involved. The water will be really cold, please come prepared and pack extra dry clothes. We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday. Boards can be rented in advance with Mountain Surf Paddle Sports.
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