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West Virginia whitewater, Big Sandy Creek

Preston WV Fayette PA county, Pennsylvania-West Virginia State Line to Bruceton Mills section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     5 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The Pennsylvania-West Virginia State Line to Bruceton Mills stretch of Big Sandy Creek in West Virginia is 5 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where
    you can camp. If you're coming from Morgantown 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 natural beauty of West Virginia
and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. 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. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Great Gorge Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. You're sure to run into some wonderful people from Bruceton Mills here; hiking along the Mile Trail is perfect fun. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. During the long summer days at Big Sandy Creek temperatures are mostly in the 80's while night lows are ordinarily in the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's with temperatures at Big Sandy Creek dipping down into the 10's during winter nights.

Big Sandy Creek, Pennsylvania-West Virginia State Line to Bruceton Mills 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 Sandy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Sandy Creek:
Big Sandy Creek, Preston WV / Fayette/PA County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Pennsylvania-West Virginia State Line to Bruceton Mills)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.8 miles long (Bruceton Mills to Rockville)
Laurel Run, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big Sandy Creek)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.35 miles long (Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.3 miles long (Rockville to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Beaver Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (CR 11/1 to confluence with Little Sandy Creek)
Sovern Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville)
Fike Run, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.8 miles long (to Gibbon Glade Run)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Rt. 68 to Route 26)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Big Sandy Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 21 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 39 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 72 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 77 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Big Sandy Creek:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 14 miles away
Chuck's Boat Club, Mc Clellandtown , 18 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 18 miles away
Two Rivers Marina & Campground, Dilliner , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Sandy Creek:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 12 miles away
Fairfield Inn Uniontown, Uniontown , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Uniontown, Uniontown , 13 miles away
Comfort Suites Uniontown, Uniontown , 13 miles away
Super 8 Uniontown PA, Uniontown , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Sandy Creek:
Chestnut Ridge Regional Park and Campground, Bruceton Mills, 3 miles away
Sand Springs Camping Area Chestnut Ridge Regional Park, Bruceton Mills, 3 miles away
Coopers Rock State Forest, Bruceton Mills, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Big Sandy Creek:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 8 miles away
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Sandy Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Sandy Creek:
Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown , 11 miles away
Duck Hollow Golf Club, Uniontown , 14 miles away
Springdale Golf Club, Uniontown , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Sandy Creek
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 14 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 14 miles away

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