Pack some power into your visit and discover all 13 miles of beautiful Cheat Lake on a jet ski or motorboat; don’t forget the skis and tubes! Boaters can launch from two lake marinas, Edgewater and Sunset, as well as the Port of Star City that accesses the Mon River.
Fishing fans will want to catch the Cabela’s King Kat Fishing Tournament & Kid’s Fishing Rodeo (June) and the WV Bass Tournament (July). The backwaters of Cheat Lake and Little Sandy Creek are prime spots for anglers!
Family-owned Padlz Canoe & Kayak Rentals in Bruceton Mills offers fun on the water for all ages and skill levels. Several deer, ducks, turtles, blue heron, beaver and an otter family have been spotted on the flat waters of the Big Sandy River and the small Bruceton Lake.
For a little less turbulence, head to the public pools . . . offering zero grade entry, two water slides, and a children’s aquatic play area.
Mark your calendar for the The Wells Fargo Advisors Mountaineer Triathlon and Duathlon (Summer): a sprint distance course along with the olympic distance and half distance races along the Monongahela River in downtown Morgantown.
The USS West Virginia sunk to the bottom of Pearl Harbor during the Dec. 7th attack, suffering more damage than any other on that day. In 1963, the “WeeVee’s” mainmast was presented to WVU and is on display with the ship’s bell on Oglebay Plaza. The anchor resides on the WVU campus, proudly displayed on the lawn of the Delta Gamma sorority house.
Go ahead, dive into the mystery, magic and exhilaration of Greater Morgantown’s beautiful waterways!
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