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GPS Coordinates

38.461717, -81.072451

Trailer Access/Boat Ramp


Location Description

Owned and operated by WV Division of Natural Resources. The Elk River Trail Visitors Center will be built at this site and access may be limited during construction. This site is also the Dundon Trailhead for the Elk River Trail and the place where the Buffalo Creek Rails-With-Trail intersects. Rail Explorers is located a short distance away.

Parking & Features

Gravel parking lot. Est. 30 parking spots. Distance to river from parking area: Moderate.

Directions From I-79

From I-79 exit 34 (Wallback/Clay) (11.5 miles): Head east on WV-36 S about 7.5 mi. Turn left onto WV-4 N - 2.5 mi. At the Go-Mart, turn right onto Main Street (State Route 16) - 1.2 mi. Turn left onto Triplett Ridge Rd (Veterans Memorial Bridge) - 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Dundon Road at end of bridge - 26 ft. Take an immediate right down the hill onto Buffalo Creek Rd - 0.1 mi.


Dirt. Carry down. Undeveloped. Be prepared to clear a path! Ease of river access: moderate. Unrestricted hours. Not handicapped accessible.

Distance from Sutton Dam

46.2 mi.

Distance from Previous Access

1.5 mi.

Nearest Town


Amenities In Town & Nearby

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