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Marsh Fork

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There are several Marsh Forks in West Virginia.

The Marsh Fork of Coal River and its tributaries drain 162.2 square miles in western Raleigh County including some of the most rugged land in West Virginia. Marsh Fork units with Clear Fork to form Coal River.

The highest peaks of Coal River Mountain, to its north, and Guyandotte Mountain, to its south, ascend more than 2,000 feet above the fork's narrow lower valley. The upper reaches of the fork meander through an open highland of farms and marshes. The Marsh Fork is a popular kayaking stream. The Marsh Fork joins the Clear Fork to form the Coal River at Whitesville,WV on the common border of Boone County and Raleigh County. The valley around the confluence was formerly known as Jarrolds Valley. The Marsh Fork forms at the confluence of Surveyor Creek and Millers Camp Branch at Surveyor, WV. Principal tributaries of the Marsh Fork, beginning at its source, include Surveyor Creek, Millers Camp Branch, Dingess Branch, Maple Meadow Creek, Breckenridge Creek, Cove Creek, Sandlick Creek, Rock Creek, Dry Creek, Peachtree Creek, Horse Creek, Hazy Creek. A spectacular falls of more than 30 feet is located on Peach Tree Creek where near its mouth.

The Marsh Fork of Cabin Creek, a tributary of the Guyandotte River in Wyoming County, gives rise to a well-known waterfalls, a highlight at Twin Falls State Park, a resort park 20 miles southwest of Beckley, WV. The twin fall is located nearby on the Black Fork of Cabin Creek. Both falls are accessible by trail from within the park.