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Mary L. Chilton (Spread) Park

GPS Coordinates

38.49982, -81.06573

Trailer Access/Boat Ramp


Location Description

Owned by WV Division of Highways. Mary L. Chilton (Spread) Park is a walk-in access with picnic shelters and a small playground. A perfect end of the day takeout from Ivydale!

Parking & Features

Paved parking. Est. 10 parking spots. Distance to river from parking area: long.

Directions From I-79

From North: From I-79 exit 40 (Big Otter)(12.6 mi.): Turn left (south) on WV-16 S. Continue for 7.5 miles to Rt 4S. Turn left on to Rt 4/. Boat launch will be on the left in 6.4 miles. From South: From I-79 exit 34 (Wallback/Clay)(14.5 mi.): Turn right (south) on WV-36 S. Continue for 7.1 miles to WV-4 N. Turn left onto WV-4 N and continue for 2.5 miles and bear slight left on WV-16 N/WV-4 N/Main St. Continue to follow WV-16 N/WV-4 N 4.8 miles. Boat launch will be on the right at the park.


Dirt, carry-down access. River access is a long distance from Rt. 4 but the grade and surface to the river’s edge is easy walking. The access is in shoals that require portage and a short distance downstream are shoals that may require the same. However, floating becomes much easier beyond that. Unrestricted hours. Not handicapped accessible.

Distance from Sutton Dam

40.4 mi

Distance from Previous Access

6.6 mi

Nearest Town


Amenities In Town & Nearby

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