Cheat River at St. George Public Access Put-in

St. George, West Virginia

Public stream access point along the Upper Cheat River Water Trail on river right of the Cheat River in St. George, WV

Putting in at the St. George, paddlers can float downstream to:
Hannahsville Ford: 8.4 miles
Riverview Lounge: 20.8 miles
Rowlesburg City Park: 24.1 miles

Hannahsville Ford can be used as the take out for upstream access points:
St. George Bridge: 8.4 miles
Holly Meadows Bridge: 8.1 miles
US 219 Bridge - Shavers Fork: 11.2 miles
Parkwood Lane - Shavers Fork: 12.7 miles
Parson's CJ's Pizzeria - Black Fork: 11.2 miles
Hendricks Foot Bridge - Black Fork: 14.4 miles

Check out www.cheatriverwatertrail.org for more information and tips for planning your trip.

Canoes, kayaks, and tubes for floating the Cheat River are available to rent from Blackwater Outdoor Adventures. www.blackwateroutdoors.com (304)478-3775

Note: this is not a designated swimming area. Swim at your own risk.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 6th, 2021. Friends of the Cheat updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 23th, 2021 at 5:32 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Cheat River at St. George Public Access Put-in is sampled monthly from January 1st to January 1st.

Source Information

Friends of the Cheat staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality in this region. Friends of the Cheat monitors river recreation sites of the Cheat River.
Sites are monitored for E. coli and total coliform as well as temperature, pH, and conductivity.

Bacteriological samples are analyzed using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 method
Samples are collected throughout the year. Water is monitored twice per month during peak river recreation months (April – September) and once per month during the off-season (October – March). Samples are generally collected on Wednesdays and results are posted on Fridays.

Advisory issued when E. coli concentration is greater than 410 CFU/100 mL.
A beach is Green when E.coli is less than 410 CFU/100 mL.
A beach is Red when E.coli is equal to or more than 410 CFU/100 mL

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Water Quality Graph

Cheat River at St. George Public Access Put-in

St. George, West Virginia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 6th, 2021. Friends of the Cheat updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 23th, 2021 at 5:32 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Public stream access point along the Upper Cheat River Water Trail on river right of the Cheat River in St. George, WV

Putting in at the St. George, paddlers can float downstream to:
Hannahsville Ford: 8.4 miles
Riverview Lounge: 20.8 miles
Rowlesburg City Park: 24.1 miles

Hannahsville Ford can be used as the take out for upstream access points:
St. George Bridge: 8.4 miles
Holly Meadows Bridge: 8.1 miles
US 219 Bridge - Shavers Fork: 11.2 miles
Parkwood Lane - Shavers Fork: 12.7 miles
Parson's CJ's Pizzeria - Black Fork: 11.2 miles
Hendricks Foot Bridge - Black Fork: 14.4 miles

Check out www.cheatriverwatertrail.org for more information and tips for planning your trip.

Canoes, kayaks, and tubes for floating the Cheat River are available to rent from Blackwater Outdoor Adventures. www.blackwateroutdoors.com (304)478-3775

Note: this is not a designated swimming area. Swim at your own risk.

Monitoring Frequency

Cheat River at St. George Public Access Put-in is sampled monthly from January 1st to January 1st.

Source Information

Friends of the Cheat staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality in this region. Friends of the Cheat monitors river recreation sites of the Cheat River.
Sites are monitored for E. coli and total coliform as well as temperature, pH, and conductivity.

Bacteriological samples are analyzed using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 method
Samples are collected throughout the year. Water is monitored twice per month during peak river recreation months (April – September) and once per month during the off-season (October – March). Samples are generally collected on Wednesdays and results are posted on Fridays.

Advisory issued when E. coli concentration is greater than 410 CFU/100 mL.
A beach is Green when E.coli is less than 410 CFU/100 mL.
A beach is Red when E.coli is equal to or more than 410 CFU/100 mL

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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