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Lost River

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The Lost River is a 31.1mi river in the Appalachian Mountains of Hardy County in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle region. The Lost River is geologically the same river as the Cacapon River: It flows into an underground channel northeast of McCauley along West Virginia Route 259 at "the Sinks" and reappears near Wardensville as the Cacapon. The source of the Lost River lies south of Mathias near the West Virginia/Virginia border. Along with the Cacapon and North rivers, the Lost River serves as one of the three main segments of the Cacapon River and its watershed.The river is listed as impaired due to pathogens by the state of West Virginia; this is likely due to the livestock and poultry raising activities throughout the valley.The river was named for the fact it is a losing stream.TributariesTributary streams are listed from south (source) to north ("the Sinks"). Culler RunSnyder RunUpper Cove RunHowards Lick RunWhitehead RunLower Cove RunAdams RunKimsey RunCamp BranchGap RunBaker RunLong Lick RunCamp Branch
Lost River is in West Virginia (WV). Use our United States online route builder to plan your trip to Lost River and other destinations in United States.
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