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CHEAT RIVER

FISHING THE RIVER

Trout for Cheat Members Stock River - article for the Dominion Post by Jeniffer Graham - 31 March 2017


ROWLESBURG - Members of Trout for Cheat released approximately 1,900 pounds of trout in the Cheat River this week. The trout were stocked Monday in several locations between Riverview Lounge, in Rowlesburg, and Pringle Run, on W.Va. 72. the trout were delivered by Indian Lake Fisheries. According to Trout for Cheat President Art George, this is the 16th year the committee has stocked the river. "The state told us trout couldn't survive in the river and wouldn't stock it," George said.
Jim White, secretary of Trout for Cheat, said members of the committee monitored the river for a year to see if stocking would be feasible. "We monitored the ph of the water and checked the flood chain. After a year, we determined trout could live here and started stocking," he said. George said the committee will be doing five stockings of the river this fall. He said the ChalleNGe Academy cadets carry the fish to the river and deputies from the sheriff's department handle traffic control. He said all those who help stock the river are volunteers. White said all of the fish stocked in the Cheat River come from West Virginia. 

Drew Tatich poses with a trout he caught in the Cheat river.

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FRIENDS OF CHEAT

 To restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed.

TROUT FOR CHEAT

A non-profit organization that has been stocking Rainbow Trout in an 8  mile section of the Cheat River in Preston County since 2005.


18497 Veterans Memorial Highway
Kingwood, WV 26537 

304-288-8097

RAFTING

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Rafting the Cheat River is  recommended with experienced guides only.

FLOATING

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Enjoy floating or tubing for a few hours from Route 50 until you reach Rowlesburg Park.

SWIMMING

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In and around Rowlesburg you will find several nice places to swim and lay on big rocks warmed by the afternoon sun.

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ROWLESBURG PARK

 The Rowlesburg Community Park is a multi-acre riverside public space with two baseball fields, a lighted walking path, basketball court, tennis court, river access, picnic pavilions and a summer concession stand serving great food. 

During the summer, the Park is booked with reunions, picnics and parties. 

The  concession stand is open in the summer, offering great food,  drinks  and snacks.  Cheat Mountain rises from 1400 feet to 3000 feet just 10 miles east. 

For more information call 304-454-2441. 

BASEBALL

Teams from around the county come here to use the two nice fields. A gorgeous river front in the back and playground for your other kids.

BASKETBALL

Need to practice? Need to destress?

Shoot some hoops in the park.


PLAYGROUND

Different playground sets so there is something for every child, every age.  Summer and Winter.

All well maintained in a beautiful surrounding.

FESTIVALS

Vendors set up in the park during festivals. 

Live music is played on the Sun Deck.

CONCESSION STAND

Food, snacks, ice cream, drinks.

Friday evening dinners during the Summer .

RIVER FRONT

River views, pavilions, BBQ

Great for family reunions.

GARDENS

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Main Street Garden

 Main Street Garden is a lovely, shady oasis at the corner of Main Street & Buffalo Street with an engraved brick walkway and the vintage blue stone path. Birch trees, a Bradford pear tree, evergreens, dogwoods, and pretty specimen plantings adorn the garden. The iron entry archway with two “River Lions” welcome visitors and an Amish built gazebo with wrought iron benches give some tranquility for reflection. Personalize a blank brick with your own name, a family name, or “in memory of”. 

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Gardens in town

Members of Greater Downtown Rowlesburg create and maintain 

these beautiful spots in and around town.

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Walk around town

Discover the public and private gardens, trees and flowers 

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RAIL FANS

Rowlesburg has some unique sites for Rail fans.


Plan a visit to discover these locations.

Bring your camera to snap the train history of this once very important railroad town!



CSX engine crossing Buffalo Street.

SPECIAL SPOTS

2010 - A UNIQUE OCCASION

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 The Tray Run Viaduct was illuminated at night by Camp Dawson during the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Rowlesburg.
The Tray Run Viaduct is depicted on the back of the West Virginia Seal. 

Tray Run Viaduct

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View from River Road - Rt. 72.

Trains still cross the viaduct every day.

Amblersburg Viaduct

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Salt Lick Road towards Terra Alta

The Jones-Imboden Raid

A raid against the B & O railroad at Rowlesburg -  April 1863

Yarn Bombed Tree

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Yarn bombing is a type of street art that employs colorful displays of crocheted or knitted yarn rather than paint or chalk.  

Riverview Cemetary

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Last resting place since 1852.

Cannon Hill

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Overlook on Cannon Hill
Walking from the gate up takes 45-60 minutes. 

Shuttle might be running during special events or by appointment. 

Honor Roll Site

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A place to pay respect to Rowlesburg residents 

who gave their live for their country. 

Historical Society (RAHS)

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Historical museum with artifacts and genealogy archives. 

By appointment only.

304-454-2441

OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

HIKING

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Discover up close the beauty of our rail-trails.


MOTORCYCLING

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Bike, Trike or Bicycle

We share the road with you.

GEOCASHING

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Many excellent hiding places.

Once you start you might get hooked!

PRESTON COUNTY CLUB GOLF COURSE

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Public Welcome!      Kingwood, WV

Only a beautiful 10 mile drive along the river from Rowlesburg.