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West Virginia whitewater, Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork

Upshur Randolph county, Helvetia to Newlonton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7 miles
  The Helvetia to Newlonton section of Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork is 7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Clarksburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding.
    Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Helvetia to Newlonton stretch is just one of many. The nature
scenery of West Virginia and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There's camping available near Buckhannon River - Left Fork of  
Right Fork.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Wilderness Trail is always a good adventure; you're sure to run into some great folks from Pickens here. Holly River State Park is a wonderful place to stop at on a gorgeous day, and you can go for a hike on the Rich Mountain Trail. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. All the water falling down from the sky makes Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork a wet location. July is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is October. Summer brings highs in the 80's to Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork, Helvetia to Newlonton 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 of Right Fork.
 Whitewater Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork:
Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Helvetia to Newlonton)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.4 miles long (Alexander to Tenmile)
Buckhannon - Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 13.7 miles long (Pickens to Alexander)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.7 miles long (Holly Grove to Arlington)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Star to Alexander)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Tenmile to Sago)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.6 miles long (Confluence of Big Run to Confluence of Sugar Creek)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.4 miles long (Arlington to Ingo)
Sugar Creek, Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.8 miles long (Confluence of Little Sugar Creek to confluence of Back Fork of Elk)
Mill Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.1 miles long (Kumbrabow State Forest to Mill Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 23 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 57 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 74 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 87 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 98 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 98 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 100 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork:
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 13 miles away
The Bicentennial Inn, Buckhannon , 14 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Weston, Weston , 21 miles away
Super 8 Weston WV, Weston , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork:
Pioneer Campground, French Creek, 6 miles away
Kumbrabow State Forest, Mill Creek, 11 miles away
Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork:
Wilderness Trail, Webster , 8 miles away
Rich Mountain Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
Reverie Trail, Webster , 9 miles away
Whitman Trail, Randolph , 10 miles away
Salt Lick Trail, Webster , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork:
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 8 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork:
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 11 miles away
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 14 miles away
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork
Stonecoal Reservoir, Lewis , 18 miles away

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