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Physical Address: Kennedy Park and Marina 110 Kennedy Marina Park Rd Newell, WV 26050


Fishing on the Ohio River is a very enjoyable experience.

The Ohio River provides some of the best catfishing for the state of Ohio and West Virginia. Other fish include small mouth bass, large mouth bass, gar, and many more. People drive hundreds of miles to fish the Ohio River, which will be right in your back yard during your stay at Kennedy Park and Marina.

You must acquire a West Virginia or Ohio fishing license if you are or over the age of 15. A holder of a valid fishing license from either WV or OH may fish either side of the Ohio River.

You may find WV Fishing Regulations and information at and purchase a WV license online at

You may find Ohio Fishing Regulations and information at and purchase an Ohio license online at

The "X Series" fishing tournaments are held at Kennedy Park and Marina every other year.    Here are some of the tournament results of the 2006 "X Series" fishing tournament.


Boating on the Ohio River is also a very enjoyable experience. We want your stay here to be both fun and safe.  In general, all persons born after December 31, 1986 must complete a boating safety education course before operating on WV waters.  Details are HERE.  If you plan to use our Dock or Launch, see the Reservations page for pricing and Rental Agreement.  Below and left are links for boating enthusiasts.

WV Boating Regulations are available HERE in PDF format. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Ohio Boating Regulations and information are available HERE..  Boat licenses can be purchased HERE.

The United States Coast Guard Office Of Boating Safety can be found HERE.

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WV Record Catch Info

Fish Identification

Fishing Tips For Kids

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Bass Fishing Tips

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Boating Tips

Safe Boating Weather Tips

WVOnline Boating Safety Course and Exam

WV DNR Boating Page