LOCATION: Jackson County, West Virginia
LENGTH: Approximately 22 miles
WATERWAYS: Mill Creek flowing west to the Ohio River
Mill Creek Water Trail, upon completion, will be a family friendly canoe/kayak trail. Mill Creek is a waterway where there are no major obstacles in the water and the water is relatively smooth; it is appropriate for all skill levels of paddlers.
Generally speaking, the water levels may become low in the summer. Spring and fall, especially with heavy rain, raises the water levels to comfortable levels for all ages, beginners as well as experienced river riders.
The beginning trail-head has been constructed at Cedar Lakes Conference Center by the WV State Department of Education. The trail extends from Cedar Lakes into Ripley and on to the Ohio River at Millwood, WV.
Funding for the trail has come from grants to Main Street Ripley by the WV Department of Highways [State Project: U318-JAC/KS-3.00; Federal Project: NRT-2009(079)D], Jackson County Community Foundation and funding from Main Street Ripley.