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West Virginia whitewater, Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary

Clay county, Confluence with Taylor Creek to Swandale section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     4.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Oak Hill, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary is 4.7 miles long and it is classified as a
    class I-II section by American Whitewater. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. You might be into whitewater
rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The beautiful scenery of Clay County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The Confluence with Taylor Creek to Swandale stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
At Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary you always meet someone from Clay. Hiking along the Way Back Trail is wonderful fun. At Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary throughout the days of summer highs are in the 80's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's, and night lows at Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary through the winter mostly fall into the 10's. Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary mostly gets a good deal of rainfall. July is the wettest month with most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary, Confluence with Taylor Creek to Swandale 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 Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary:
Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary, Clay County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.7 miles long (Confluence with Taylor Creek to Swandale)
Leatherwood Creek, Clay County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4.5 miles long (Confluence of right fork to Confluence of Elk River)
Peters Creek, Nicholas County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+(V+) - 2.5 miles long (County 22 bridge to mouth)
Gauley River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 11 miles long (Bucklick Branch to Swiss)
Gauley River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Mason Branch to Bucklick Branch)
Muddlety Creek, Nicholas County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (West Virginia 41 to Summersville Lake)
Gauley River, Nicholas/ Fayette County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.8 miles long (Summersville Dam to Mason Branch)
Birch River, Nicholas/Braxton County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.5 miles long (Cora Brown Bridge to confluence of Diatter Run)
Little Birch River, Braxton County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.6 miles long (US 19 to confluence of Birch River)
Meadow River, Fayette/ Nicholas County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Route 19 to confluence with Gauley River)
 Ski Areas Near Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 72 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 84 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary:
Baymont Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 16 miles away
Super 8 Summersville, Summersville , 16 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 16 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 16 miles away
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary:
Tawney Farm, Summersville, 13 miles away
Madd Jack's Campground, Ramsey, 15 miles away
Battle Run, Keslers Cross Lanes, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary:
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 9 miles away
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 32 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 32 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Cedar Creek State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
 Lakes Near Buffalo Creek - Elk Tributary
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 16 miles away

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