2022 Barnum Whitewater Releases
Whitewater Release Dates:
April 9-10 & 23-24, May 7-8 & 21-22.
Artificial Varied Flow Dates:
August 27-28, September 17-18
The launching area is located in the Barnum Whitewater Area (BWA). Parking and restroom facilities are available at the launch site. There is a $2.00 per person fee for all individuals entering BWA on release dates.
Provide Class I, II, and III rapids in close succession and are comprised of waves and rollers up to six feet high. Trip length is seven miles.
Water flows will reach whitewater levels by 10:00 a.m. Each release will be six hours in length, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Flow rates will vary from a minimum of 850 CFS to a maximum of 1000 CFS during a whitewater release. All releases dependent on an adequate supply of water in Jennings Randolph Lake.
For more information visit: https://www.nab.usace & hotel accommodations can be found under the "Stay" section.
Mineral County Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 4th from 10am-8pm
Join us at the Mineral County Courthouse Square on Saturday June 4th for the comeback of the beloved Strawberry Festival. After many years away, this well-loved festival is coming back & better than ever!
Local farmers will be set up selling strawberries & other fresh produce, local artisans will be selling their handcrafted creations, musical performances are scheduled throughout the day, the Miss Strawberry Shortcake Pageant will be taking place, and Burlington United Methodist Family Serivices will be holding a 5k Race before the start of the festival!
Come celebrate all things strawberry with us here in Mineral County!
For more ideas of things to do and places to visit, scroll back to the top of the page to learn more!
Click here to visit the event link on Facebook!
Welcome to the Mineral County Tourism website! We strive to promote all sectors of tourism. Our office is new, but we are excited to be growing. The Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia is privileged to be home of beautiful outdoor recreation and a rich history. Mineral County is home to all of these things, plus more!
Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless we are out on calls or attending other meetings. Please make sure to call ahead. If you have any questions or would like more information on anything you see here, please feel free to reach out!
We hope you plan a visit with us soon! The mountains are calling!
Pictured top left: Barnum Whitewater Area of the North Branch of the Potomac River. Barnum offers up to Class 3 whitewater when the dam is released at Jennings Randolph Lake. Barnum is also home to some of the best trout fishing. Hiking and camping are offered as well!
Pictured top right: Jennings Randolph Lake. This manmade lake is the perfect place for boating, kayaking, swimming, hiking, and much more! Take the family and enjoy a weekend at the lake.
Pictured bottom right: Ashby's Fort Museum. This French & Indian Fort is located in Fort Ashby. Come tour the brand new Visitors Center and learn the history of the Fort. Once you're finished, make sure you tour the log building to see what life was like in the 1700's.