• Be Prepared! Take a boat safety class.  Watch You-Tube videos on how to properly get into the canoe/kayak and how to exit your craft.  Take the WV Online Boating Class.
  • Always travel in groups of 2 or more.jacket
  • Always wear a properly fitting life jacket.
  • Check the weather and dress appropriately.
  • Always have water shoes on your feet.
  • Leave a travel plan behind with a family member or friend that includes who you are with and times you expect to be home.
  • Stay in your craft.  Stop only at designated input/outputs.
  • Extra paddles, a whistle, extra clothing and your cell phone – all in waterproof bag.  Cell service is available the entire river trail.
  • Have drinking water and energy snacks with you.  Take ALL trash with you.  Keep your things in your craft – that includes trash.