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West Virginia whitewater, Arbuckle Creek

Fayette county, Oak Hill to New section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3.7 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Oak Hill, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The Oak Hill to New stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this
    river system. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because
these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. This stretch of Arbuckle Creek in Fayette County is 3.7 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Here at Arbuckle Creek there are plenty of folks from Minden, and popping by Babcock State Park is a glorious thing to do. If you havenít been to Bluestone National Scenic River, you have to schedule some time for it if you're here. A splendid site like Hawks Nest State Park in close proximity to Arbuckle Creek is too good to leave out. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Arbuckle Creek. During the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 60's. Highs through the wintertime are mostly in the 40's; overnight lows through the wintertime for Arbuckle Creek tend to be in the 20's.

Arbuckle Creek, Oak Hill to New road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Arbuckle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Arbuckle Creek:
Arbuckle Creek, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.7 miles long (Oak Hill to New)
New River, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6.5 miles long (Cunard to Fayette Station)
New River, -blank- County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Thurmond to Cunard)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Expeditions, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Dunloup Creek, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harvey to New River at Thurmond)
Wolf Creek, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.1 miles long (Reservoir to New River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Class VI - Mountain River, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Hopewell Road bridge to Ansted)
New River, Fayette/Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (McCreery to Thurmond)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Arbuckle Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 20 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Arbuckle Creek:
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 3 miles away
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 4 miles away
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 4 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Arbuckle Creek:
ACE Adventure Center, Minden, 1 miles away
Appalachian Wildwaters Campground, Oak Hill, 2 miles away
Canyon Rim Ranch, Fayetteville, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Arbuckle Creek:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 17 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Arbuckle Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 5 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 5 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 8 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Arbuckle Creek:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 5 miles away
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 11 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Arbuckle Creek
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 8 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 12 miles away
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 17 miles away

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