PAN Access Advisory

Cacapon River, at US 50 bridge
in Capon Bridge, WV


Access to the Cacapon River, from US 50 in Capon Bridge. This adds about 4 miles of flatwater to the traditional Cacapon whitewater run. 


The former arrangements with Mr. Wolford, owner of the Red Rooster store, are obsolete.  Mr. Wolford has sold the store. 


The store is now Flower Creations and Gifts.  The new owners allow put-in and take-out on the property, at $5 per boat.  The store is located at the end of the west-bound side of the US 50 bridge at Capon Bridge, or downstream river left.


We THINK parking privileges are included, at the prior location.  Immediately at the west end of the bridge and BEFORE the store, turn downstream / north onto a gravel driveway.  The put-in is about 25 yards downstream, at a grassy slope.  Park vehicles on the river side of the driveway, NOT alongside the store.


No advance notice is required, and you can launch / land after hours.  Your payment goes into a self-service box thatís stocked with envelopes, so youíll need a pen along with your $5.   If you have questions, the storeís phone is 304 856-2225.  The owners may be running a shuttle service by summer 2006.


PLEASE NOTE: Most private owners and organizations never invite paddlers to use their land.  Many are kind enough to tolerate it.  Just as we paddle at our own risk, we use advisories, parking spaces, and access sites at our own risk.


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