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West Virginia whitewater, Buckhannon River - Left Fork

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

 

CLASS II-III     8.9 miles
  The Star to Alexander section of Buckhannon River - Left Fork in Upshur/ Randolph County is 8.9 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Clarksburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at
    a nearby campground. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Star to Alexander stretch is just one of them. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip.
The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Buckhannon River - Left Fork are in themselves reasons enough to come  
here to paddle. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
The Rich Mountain Trail is a good hiking trail close to Buckhannon River - Left Fork, and you'll meet a lot of people from Tallmansville here. Going to Holly River State Park in the neighborhood of Buckhannon River - Left Fork is a tremendous thing to do, and there is a fine hiking trail close by called the Whitman Trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. Throughout the warm days of summer at Buckhannon River - Left Fork temperatures are frequently in the 80's with night lows in the 50's.

Buckhannon River - Left Fork, Star to Alexander 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 - Left Fork.
 Whitewater Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork:
Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Helvetia to Newlonton)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.4 miles long (Alexander to Tenmile)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Star to Alexander)
Buckhannon - Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 13.7 miles long (Pickens to Alexander)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Tenmile to Sago)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.7 miles long (Holly Grove to Arlington)
Middle Fork, Randolph County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.4 miles long (Adolph to confluence with Long Run)
Mill Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.1 miles long (Kumbrabow State Forest to Mill Creek)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.6 miles long (Confluence of Big Run to Confluence of Sugar Creek)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
 Ski Areas Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 22 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 47 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 54 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 56 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 90 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 92 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 96 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 97 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork:
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 12 miles away
The Bicentennial Inn, Buckhannon , 14 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Weston, Weston , 22 miles away
Super 8 Weston WV, Weston , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork:
Pioneer Campground, French Creek, 7 miles away
Kumbrabow State Forest, Mill Creek, 9 miles away
Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork:
Rich Mountain Trail, Randolph , 7 miles away
Whitman Trail, Randolph , 8 miles away
Raven Rocks Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
Mowry Run Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
Mill Ridge Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork:
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork:
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 9 miles away
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork
Stonecoal Reservoir, Lewis , 19 miles away

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