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Clyde's River Guides & Outfitters

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Clyde's is your one stop shop for kayak and tube rentals, kayak sales, and shuttle services along the western Potomac River watershed. Clyde's accommodates new kayakers with introduction classes, as well as themed trips for all ages and skill levels. Visit Clyde's and experience the Potomac River for yourself. Make sure you give Clyde a scratch on the head as well!


155 Burkhart Road, Ridgeley, WV 26753


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Water Activities

Barnum Whitewater Area

North Branch Fishing

The North Branch is considered to be one of the best trout fishing areas. Rainbow and Brown trout are both found here. This area is home to small-mouth bass as well. Fly fishermen will love to hop in their waders and cast a line out!



Enjoy a slow float down the North Branch and experience the natural beauty surrounding the river. 


Whitewater Release Dates

The Army Corps of Engineers releases water from the dam creating Class 1,2, or 3 rapids.

Release dates this year are located on this link:  North Branch Releases ( 


Primitive-Style Camping

Barnum offers 10 cabins to rent. Reservations are made through Mineral County Parks and Recreation. This area offers a lighted bathroom facility without running water. 


Jennings Randolph Lake

Shaw Beach

Shaw Beach is a beautiful 200-foot beach with amenities like picnic tables, washrooms, and changing rooms. 

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Rock Formation

Come see Waffle Rock! Learn the theories behind this strange rock formation. Located at the Visitor's Center.


Fishing & Boating

Jennings is known for being the place to go if you enjoy walleye fishing. There are boat launches on each side of the lake with parking!


Family Area

Enjoy stunning views of the lake from the Howell Run Picnic Area. If the kids get tired of the lake, they can enjoy a playground as well.

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