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Inaugural Almost Heaven Paddle Battle

The Almost Heaven Paddle Battle takes place on beautiful Summersville Lake in West Virginia, The start and end of the race is at Battle Run Campground, so there will be no need for shuttle. Three race lengths(3, 6, and 12 mile) and several boat categories will provide a race for everyone. The 6 and 12 mile races will take paddlers past the picturesque sandstone of Long Point.

Finisher prizes for all who compete and prizes for 1st place in 3, 6, and 12 mile races.

This years race proceeds will be donated to two organizations:

  1. Paddle for Peace: A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which provides canoe/kayak trips on rivers bordering and in West Virginia to veterans suffering from war trauma. The excursions are free, with all paddling and camping gear provided by founder, Annie Balthazar. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

  2. New River Composite NICA Team.

HOST: Mountain Surf Paddle Sports, Meghan Fisher, and Wendy Scott


BODY OF WATER: Summersville Lake, WV