Cheat River at Cheat River Festival Site

Albright, West Virginia

The Cheat River Festival Site is a popular put-in point for paddling the Cheat Canyon which hosts 9.5 miles of III-IV rapids through the wilderness to the take-out at the Jenkinsburg Bridge. The site is also home to the annual Cheat River Festival (www.cheatfest.org) on the first weekend in May.

The parking area is owned and maintained by Friends of the Cheat. From WV-26, turn onto Beach Run Road, and drive through Teter's Campground. A vault-style toilet was installed on-site in 2017, however running water is not available.

Our monitoring location is located just upstream of the carry-in boat launch upstream of Muddy Creek.

Check out the American Whitewater page for more information on paddling The Cheat Canyon. http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2347

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

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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 at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cheat River at Cheat River Festival Site is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Cheat River at Cheat River Festival Site

Albright, West Virginia

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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 at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

The Cheat River Festival Site is a popular put-in point for paddling the Cheat Canyon which hosts 9.5 miles of III-IV rapids through the wilderness to the take-out at the Jenkinsburg Bridge. The site is also home to the annual Cheat River Festival (www.cheatfest.org) on the first weekend in May.

The parking area is owned and maintained by Friends of the Cheat. From WV-26, turn onto Beach Run Road, and drive through Teter's Campground. A vault-style toilet was installed on-site in 2017, however running water is not available.

Our monitoring location is located just upstream of the carry-in boat launch upstream of Muddy Creek.

Check out the American Whitewater page for more information on paddling The Cheat Canyon. http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2347

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

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cheat River at Cheat River Festival Site is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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