Our Mission

The purpose of the Upper Monongahela River Association (UMRA) is to promote general development of the area encompassed by the drainage basin for the Upper Monongahela River, primarily in West Virginia. UMRA promotes opportunities for river recreation to people of all ages.


Primary concerns are economic development and quality of life issues related to the environment and recreational opportunities. Activities directed towards this purpose include Recreational boating activities, Development of river-based facilities, eg, campsites, marinas, shore-side restaurants, etc., by government, commercial, and recreational organizations and entities, in support of recreation in the Upper Mon region, development of river-based commerce, working with government, business, recreational, environmental, and civic organizations on behalf of UMRA goals, Congressional passage of legislation that adds boating recreation to the waterways mandates of the US Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Ensuring that COE has sufficient funds to operate the locks on the Upper Monongahela, and other rivers, on schedules that fully facilitate river commerce and recreation, and, that COE has sufficient funds to maintain these locks.

DOH Grant Kiosk & Signs

With the help of a DOH grant and collaboration with MAP and MRTC volunteers, UMRA produced an updated Upper Monongahela...

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Morgantown Area Paddlers

MAP is a flat-water paddling group focused on promot- ing and developing social, relaxed kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding in...

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2021 Lock Schedule

Upper Monongahela River 2021 Summer Lock Hours Announced UMRA is pleased to announce the opening of the Hildebrand and Opekiska...

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Mon River Trails Conservancy

The Mon River and Deckers Creek Rail- Trails comprise a 48-mile trail network inspiring outdoor adventure, commuting, healthy lifestyles, and...

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