Friends of the Tug Fork River 

A nonprofit organization formed to preserve and protect the Tug Fork River and its watershed, raise awareness of its history, and develop recreation, tourism, and economic opportunities for our area.

Contact us, text or call: 304-606-2808. Someone will get back to you, usually within 24 hours.

Use the Links To Donate Through PayPal or Square.

Are You Old School?

Mail a Check Payable to "Friends of the Tug Fork River" to 30 N Sunset Blvd, Williamson, WV 25661

Paddle the Tug Fork - Nature, History, Scenery

Check out our West Virginia "Bloody Mingo Tug Fork River Water Trail". The trail runs 60 miles, the entire length of Mingo county, WV and its border with Pike and Martin Counties in Kentucky. Our river is an excellent smallmouth bass fishery and has plenty of scenery and history as well.

Fish the Tug Fork - it's an amazing fishery!

Waste Tire Drop-off Trailer

...A Pound Of Cure

In 2022 we formed a partnership with WV DEP REAP, City of Williamson, Mingo County Solid Waste Authority, and Veolia Water to provide an alternative for disposal of waste tires. West Virginia residents can bring up to 10 old tires from their home to be disposed of properly by REAP free of charge.

The program has sparked residents to do neighborhood and stream cleanups. We gladly accept those "formerly wilded" waste tires too. 

As of June 1, 2024, now in our third year, 3,216 tires have been dropped off. We know that these will not end up dumped over a hillside or in our river. 

Some Of Our Partners...