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Address: Petersburg, WV
Phone Number: +1 304-257-2393
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We did a trip from smoke hole to fisher park. Overall it was a great time but had some annoyances. The bad: -Driver smoked in the van on the way to the drop off. -the canoe... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2013
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Moundsville, West Virginia
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

There were 4 in our group. I told the owner none of us had ever went kayaking before, that we were newbies, so I picked the shortest trip he had which was 2 1/2 hours long. He never went with us or sent a guide or anyone with us, just gave us a drawn up map telling us what to... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have been canoeing the South Branch for over 30 years with a group of friends. We all own our canoes, however, occasionally friends will join us that don't have a canoe. I have seen the service get worse and worse over the years. The low point for me was last spring. A friend called ahead to reserve a canoe... More 

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PA
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We went as a small group to end the summer. The water was a little low for August. The owners were up front and told us if we did the trip, we would have to walk in some shallow places. We went anyway and had a blast. We caught fish, saw turtles, various birds, and a couple water snakes. The... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

We have used this outfitter several times, we will NEVER make that mistake again! We visited Petersburg to do a kayak trip on the South Branch of the Potomac River over Memorial Day weekend. We called before we went to check the price of transport since WE HAD ALL OUR OWN GEAR. Arvella answered the phone and my husband placed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Eagles Nest may service a great stretch of river, but they take advantage of their monopoly as the only outfitter. Don't be surprised by poor service and misleading advice. After using them for 10 years, and normally very pleased with them, and enjoying their company, I was disappointed on my last trip for two reasons. First, they blatantly misled me... More 

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Hedgesville, West Virginia, United States
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29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Very nice company. We originally wanted kayaks but ended up with canoes due to the water level. They took us to the drop off point and then picked us up at the rendevous on time. Detailed maps explaining trouble areas to avoid. Great trip!

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Thank Chris H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

August is not the best month for canoeing, however my family had so much fun. There were some areas with rocks and trees because water level was low so we had to get off and pull the canoe. We definitely would go back when the water level is higher like April and May. We paid $45 for a canoe. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We went for a family canoe trip ( drop off is not far from the outfitter ). It was nice and relaxing with few challenges along the way. Rented 2 canoes, we walked around 1st challenge as we don't have any experience. First challenge is probably 3-4 rocks high. DH got knocked out from canoe on another challenge - strong... More 

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wv4x4
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

We did a trip from smoke hole to fisher park. Overall it was a great time but had some annoyances. The bad: -Driver smoked in the van on the way to the drop off. -the canoe had about 4 patches big patches in it and didn't track correctly. - the campground has showers but no hot water. It is ice... More 

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Thank John S
Lake Tranquility
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176 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

The day started with a sign in and basic instruction at the Eagle's Nest office. After a short ride we were dropped at the river with our rented kayaks and were pointed in the right direction. The tempature was 96 and the river was so low in spots that we had to walk the kayaks. Even so, we enjoyed every... More 

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