Albright, West Virginia (WV), a community on the Cheat River in north-central Preston County, was established near the site of Butler’s Fort, built sometime before 1774 to protect settlers against Indian raids. The Virginia Iron Furnace, built in 1852, is located in Muddy Creek Park, two miles north of Albright. Well into the 1960s the coal mining industry sustained the community, which is now best known as a launch for whitewater rafting trips and is the home of several base camps for rafting outfitters.
Lodging near Albright, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
Many kayakers and paddlers who charter whitewater rafting trips on the Cheat River launch at Albright. The following public recreation areas are located within a drive of approximately 20 miles of the community.