River Recreation

The section of the Monongahela River flowing between the River Towns is a popular place for canoes, kayaks, motor boats, and jet skis.

Many of the region’s tributaries, while too shallow for motorized boats, provide tranquil opportunities for paddling. Click the links below for more information on boat launches and marinas, paddling trips, and guidance on navigating locks and dams.

Water Trail Maps

Download the following maps and guides for river related information:



For more information view our resources section.

If you are interested in paddling the Monongahela River with a group of dynamic and energetic paddlers, you should contact:

 Mary Wimmer
Organizer, Morgantown Area Paddlers (MAP)
Like them on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Morgantown-Area-Paddlers-755677667911876/
And view photos from the group’s 90 paddles on the Mon River .