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Kayaking on the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers

Speed Boating on the Ohio River

Boats at Sunset

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A View from the River

Ohio River Watertrail - Parkersburg WV

The Ohio River Watertrail provides outdoor enthusiasts with 39 miles of the Ohio River and 18 Miles of the Little Kanawha River located in and around Wood County Wv. This Water Trail is exceptionally accessible to residents and visitors. The Water Trail borders the cities of Marietta, OH, Williamstown, WV (a Trail co-sponsor), Vienna, WV, and Parkersburg, WV (a Trail co-sponsor), and Belpre, OH. It is crossed by Interstate 77 and US Route 50. 

There are multiple public trailer-ready boat ramps with ample parking along the Water Trail. Hotels are located within 15 minutes driving distance of the trail and multiple restaurants are within a short walk. The Marietta Adventure Company (a Trail co-sponsor) offers Kayak rentals, a shuttle service, and guided and self-guided trips.

For cycling enthusiasts the Water Trail is also accessible from three bike paths, in Marietta OH, Belpre OH, and Parkersburg WV. Four miles of the Little Kanawha River run alongside North Bend Rails to Trails State Park. Half the Trail access sites have ADA compliant parking, ADA compliant restrooms and ADA compliant access to the water. There are no ADA facilities to aid getting in and out of canoes and kayaks at this time. 

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