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W.Va. Water Trails: How Guyandotte River Access Points United A Community


There are 26 official West Virginia Water Trails in the state. Earning the status can take years of work. According to the recently formed West Virginia Flatwater Trails Commission, the status comes with a few conditions including ongoing cleanup efforts and clear access points.
In Lincoln County, creating the access points along the Guyandotte River turned out to be much more than a way to get on the river, it was also a way to unite the community.
This story is the third of a series called West Virginia Water Trails. Hear stories from people coming together across southern West Virginia, to create new economies and communities- with waterways. It’s made possible in part by the National Coal Heritage Area Authority. 
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