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West Virginia whitewater, Buckhannon - Right Fork

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

 

CLASS II-III+     13.7 miles
  The wonderful Upshur/ Randolph County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. Getting your paddling
    muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. There are campgrounds
quite near the river where you can camp. If you're coming from Clarksburg it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Pickens to Alexander section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This section  
of Buckhannon - Right Fork in West Virginia is 13.7 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III+ section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Wilderness Trail, and the fine folks of Pickens like to hang out close by. Holly River State Park is both delightful and charming, and it's right next door to Buckhannon - Right Fork; hiking is a popular thing to do around Buckhannon - Right Fork; Rich Mountain Trail is a great local trail. This is a really good river. Through the summer highs here at Buckhannon - Right Fork reach the 80's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Buckhannon - Right Fork, Pickens 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 - Right Fork.
 Whitewater Near Buckhannon - Right Fork:
Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 1 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 - Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 13.7 miles long (Pickens to Alexander)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Star to Alexander)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.7 miles long (Holly Grove to Arlington)
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)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Tenmile to Sago)
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)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.4 miles long (Arlington to Ingo)
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 - Right Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 23 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 , 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
Wintergreen, Virginia , 98 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 98 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 100 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Buckhannon - Right Fork:
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 13 miles away
The Bicentennial Inn, Buckhannon , 15 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Weston, Weston , 21 miles away
Super 8 Weston WV, Weston , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buckhannon - Right Fork:
Pioneer Campground, French Creek, 7 miles away
Kumbrabow State Forest, Mill Creek, 10 miles away
Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Buckhannon - Right Fork:
Wilderness Trail, Webster , 8 miles away
Rich Mountain Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
Reverie Trail, Webster , 9 miles away
Whitman Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
Salt Lick Trail, Webster , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buckhannon - 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 - 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 - Right Fork
Stonecoal Reservoir, Lewis , 18 miles away

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