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Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge



In 1994, 86 acres of land were purchased to establish the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the 500th refuge created after a legal battle with Allegheny Power Systems over construction of a hydroelectric facility that would have flooded about a quarter of the valley. History of Canaan Valley.


Canaan Valley is 3,200 feet above sea level. Canaan Valley WIldlife Refuge contains a wetlands complex 5,573 acres. Little Blackwater River, Blackwater River.



Blackwater Canyon, Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley State Park, Canaan Mountain Backcountry, Chimney Top, Dolly Sods, Fairfax Stone State Park, Otter Creek Wilderness, Roaring Plains, Seneca Creek Backcountry, Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob

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Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge

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