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West Virginia whitewater, Armstrong Creek

Fayette county, Powellton to Kimberly section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4.1 miles
I was born and raised in Powellton where is this creek Says Kenneth Adkins

This stretch of Armstrong Creek is 4.1 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Oak Hill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while
    are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The wonderful Fayette County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Armstrong Creek beats
anything. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
At Armstrong Creek
you always meet someone from Kimberly, and a glorious place close by is Stop Hollow. A trip to Hawks Nest State Park when you're here at Armstrong Creek is never a bad idea. Armstrong Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. July is when you get the most rain here, and October is the month with the least moisture. Summertime highs at Armstrong Creek frequently tend to be in the 80's while overnight lows are usually in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's; winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Armstrong Creek.

Armstrong Creek, Powellton to Kimberly road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Armstrong Creek.
 Whitewater Near Armstrong Creek:
Armstrong Creek, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.1 miles long (Powellton to Kimberly)
Armstrong Creek - Powellton Fork, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (McDunn to Powellton)
Loop Creek, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 9.3 miles long (North Page to Deepwater)
Paint Creek, Fayette/ Kanawha County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Westerly to Burnwell)
Paint Creek, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4.1 miles long (Mossy to Westerly)
Paint Creek, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.6 miles long (Laurel Grove Church to Mossy)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 1.5 miles long (Beckwith to Cotton Hill)
New River, Fayette County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge)
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.4 miles long (Clear Creek to Ameagle)
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Ameagle to Whitesville)
 Ski Areas Near Armstrong Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 31 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 93 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 100 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Armstrong Creek:
Chesapeake Boat Club and Marina, Charleston , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Armstrong Creek:
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 14 miles away
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 14 miles away
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 15 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Armstrong Creek:
New River Campground, Gauley Bridge, 9 miles away
New River Campground, Gauley Bridge, 9 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area - Dam Site, Dothan, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Armstrong Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 16 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 16 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Armstrong Creek:
Hawks Nest Golf Course, Gauley Bridge , 8 miles away
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 15 miles away
Hidden Valley Golf, Glen Daniel , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Armstrong Creek
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 11 miles away
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 19 miles away
Lake Dinty Moore, Kanawha , 19 miles away

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