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West Virginia whitewater, Buckhannon River

Upshur county, Alexander to Tenmile section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     9.4 miles
  The scenic beauty of Upshur County and the water flowing gracefully down Buckhannon River make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The Alexander to Tenmile stretch of Buckhannon River in Upshur County is 9.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section.
    You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. If you're coming
from Clarksburg it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Alexander to Tenmile stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch has has enough mileage,  
you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Rich Mountain Trail, and lots of folks from Tallmansville come here. Take a hike on the Wilderness Trail, and Holly River State Park is a wonderful site to stretch your legs a bit. This is such a wonderful river. Places like Audra State Park are good to stop by. High temperatures at Buckhannon River all through the summer months are in the 80's. Summer night lows descend down to the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Buckhannon River through the winter mostly sink into the 10's.

Buckhannon River, Alexander to Tenmile 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 Buckhannon River.
 Whitewater Near Buckhannon River:
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.4 miles long (Alexander to Tenmile)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Tenmile to Sago)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.7 miles long (Holly Grove to Arlington)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Helvetia to Newlonton)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Star to Alexander)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
Buckhannon - Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 13.7 miles long (Pickens to Alexander)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.4 miles long (Arlington to Ingo)
Middle Fork, Randolph County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.4 miles long (Adolph to confluence with Long Run)
Mill Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.1 miles long (Kumbrabow State Forest to Mill Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Buckhannon River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 55 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 57 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 90 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 92 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 94 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 100 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Buckhannon River:
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 8 miles away
The Bicentennial Inn, Buckhannon , 9 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Weston, Weston , 18 miles away
Super 8 Weston WV, Weston , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buckhannon River:
Pioneer Campground, French Creek, 4 miles away
Audra State Park, Buckhannon, 10 miles away
Stonecoal Campground, Buckhannon, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Buckhannon River:
Rich Mountain Trail, Randolph , 12 miles away
Wilderness Trail, Webster , 12 miles away
Reverie Trail, Webster , 13 miles away
Raven Rocks Trail, Randolph , 13 miles away
Whitman Trail, Randolph , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buckhannon River:
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buckhannon River:
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 5 miles away
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Buckhannon River
Stonecoal Reservoir, Lewis , 15 miles away

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