Kayaking is a popular water sport. To run the Tygart River in Valley Falls State Park a “Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement” must be completed. Only inflatable kayaks or fiberglass kayaks only, along with all proper safety equipment, is allowed. The agreement is available here for review, download and printing.
Kayaking at Tygart Lake, Tygart Lake State Park, is another kayaking option. Near Grafton WV, Tygart Lake is a popular boating and fishing lake, but mid-week the lake is placid and an excellent kayaking area. Click Things to Do on this webpage. In the drop down menu click 'nearby' for Tygart Lake information.
Kayaking is permitted at Valley Falls State Park as described above, but wading and swimming are not permitted.