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Elkhurst DNR Access 1

GPS Coordinates

38.44077, -81.17481

Trailer Access/Boat Ramp


Location Description

Owned by WV Division of Natural Resources. This access is not developed, is steep and brushy and should only be used in the event of an emergency takeout until development can occur. This is the first in a series of 4 takeouts owned by the WVDNR as part of the Wallback Public Hunting Area adjoining the river’s edge. Blue paint on trees indicates WVDNR owned land.

Parking & Features

Dirt parking. Est. 3 parking spots. Distance to river from parking: moderate.

Directions From I-79

From I-79 exit 34 (Wallback/Clay) (21.1 miles): Turn right on WV-36 S. - 7.5 mi. Turn left onto WV-4 N - 2.5 mi. Turn right onto WV-16 S/Main St and follow WV-16 S - 5.5 mi., passing through the Town of Clay. Before crossing the Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge, turn right on County Route 22/1 and continue for 5.5 miles. Watch for small sign nailed to a tree.


Dirt. Undeveloped. Use only as an emergency outlet. Ease of access to river: difficult. Unrestricted hours. Not handicapped accessible.

Distance from Sutton Dam

58.1 mi

Distance from Previous Access

5.4 mi

Nearest Town


Amenities In Town & Nearby

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