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West Virginia whitewater, Big Coal River - Clear Fork

Raleigh county, Ameagle to Whitesville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7.1 miles
  If you're coming from Beckley it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Ameagle to Whitesville stretch of Big Coal River - Clear Fork is 7.1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. Whitewater
    rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a
bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There's camping available near Big Coal River - Clear Fork. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both,  
doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Dorothy come to Big Coal River - Clear Fork, and a wonderful location to stop by is Bacon Hollow. Summertime highs at Big Coal River - Clear Fork ordinarily tend to be in the 80's, and the night is a little chillier of course, generally in the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's; winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Big Coal River - Clear Fork. All the water falling down from the sky makes Big Coal River - Clear Fork a wet place. For the period of July this area sees the most rain while January is frequently the driest month.

Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Ameagle to Whitesville 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 Big Coal River - Clear Fork.
 Whitewater Near Big Coal River - Clear Fork:
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Ameagle to Whitesville)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Sundial to Whitesville)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (Dry Creek to Sundial)
Peachtree Creek, Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.4 miles long (Pineknob to confluence of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.3 miles long (Arnett to Dry Creek)
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.4 miles long (Clear Creek to Ameagle)
Sandlick Creek, Raleigh County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.6 miles long (Dameron to confluence with Marsh Fork of Big Coal River)
Paint Creek, Fayette/ Kanawha County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Westerly to Burnwell)
Little Coal River - Pond Fork, Boone County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.8 miles long (Rocklick to Van)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Fairdale to Arnett)
 Ski Areas Near Big Coal River - Clear Fork:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 32 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Big Coal River - Clear Fork:
Chesapeake Boat Club and Marina, Charleston , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Coal River - Clear Fork:
Days Inn Charleston East, Charleston , 20 miles away
Knights Inn Charleston East, Charleston , 20 miles away
Holiday Inn Express CHARLESTON-KANAWHA CITY, Charleston , 20 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charleston South, WV, Charleston , 20 miles away
Red Roof Charleston Kanawha City WV, Charleston , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Coal River - Clear Fork:
Lake Stephens, Surveyor, 14 miles away
Twin Falls Resort State Park, Mullens, 17 miles away
Lake Stephens Campground, Beckley, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Coal River - Clear Fork:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 23 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 23 miles away
Twin Falls Resort State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
Kanawha State Forest, West Virginia , 21 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Coal River - Clear Fork:
Hidden Valley Golf, Glen Daniel , 12 miles away
Twin Falls State Park Golf, Mullens , 18 miles away
Clearfork Valley Golf Course, Oceana , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Coal River - Clear Fork
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 16 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 18 miles away

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