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Outdoor Activities

Whitesville, West Virginia is the place to escape from the interferences of daily life. It’s located right along the scenic Big Coal River, where there's no limit to the adventures you can experience when disconnecting for a while. Whether it is tranquility or adventure you seek, Whitesville is the perfect destination to explore and enjoy. Come create memories along the Big Coal River and in the Big Coal River Valley.

Two kayakers in the river in the fallEnjoy the Big Coal River

With Direct public access to the Big Coal River, there are abundant opportunities to fish, canoe, kayak, and swim.

Ride Route 3

Running between the bustling West Virginia towns of Beckley and Charleston lays the scenic roadway of Route 3. Motorcycle enthusiasts can take a ride along the scenic route, with Whitesville located right in the middle as the perfect place to relax. Pack a picnic, turn off the phone, and come see what Whitesville has to offer!

Relax in Whitesville

The Coal Heritage RiverWalk offers two picnic pavilions, a stage, a riverfront walking trail and a historic reconditioned train caboose. Trails and mountainous landscapes offer picturesque views for exploring, taking pictures, hiking and more.

Celebrate the Seasons

If you’re seeking a cultural atmosphere, come experience the many fairs and festivals in the area, such as the Big Coal River Festival, West Virginia Coal Festival, and Whitesville’s Fall Festival.

Disconnect from it all and get back to what matters. Take in the changing of the seasons along landscapes painted by Mother Nature. Create family memories without the distraction of cell phone service. Learn and discover the history of coal in numerous communities along your trip. The possibilities are endless.