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West Virginia whitewater, Cheat River - Black Fork

Tucker county, Confluence of Blackwater River and Dry Fork at Hendricks to confluence of Shavers Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     4 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Tucker County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section
    of Cheat River - Black Fork in West Virginia is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. The campgrounds here at Cheat River - Black Fork are pretty good. You might be into whitewater
rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The Confluence of Blackwater River and Dry Fork at Hendricks to confluence of Shavers Fork stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system.  
On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
A good place to pop by near Cheat River - Black Fork is Slip Hollow, and Blackwater Falls State Park is a splendid spot. If the weather is great here at Cheat River - Black Fork, you can go for a hike along the Big Springs Gap Trail, and you'll probably meet some folks from Parsons here. This is such a fun river. On a delightful day at Cheat River - Black Fork you can take a hike along the Shingle Tree Run Trail. High temperatures at Cheat River - Black Fork during the warm months are in the 80's.

Cheat River - Black Fork, Confluence of Blackwater River and Dry Fork at Hendricks to confluence of Shavers Fork 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 Cheat River - Black Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cheat River - Black Fork:
Cheat River - Black Fork, Tucker County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Confluence of Blackwater River and Dry Fork at Hendricks to confluence of Shavers Fork)
Otter Creek, Tucker County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Big Springs Gap to Cheat River)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.9 miles long (Bridge crossing Shavers Fork Close to Little Black Fork to Parsons)
Otter Creek, Randolph / Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Big Spring Gap)
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.9 miles long (CR 12 bridge Close to Sully to confluence of Dry Fork Close to Gladwin)
Red Run, Tucker County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (North Fork Confluence to Hendricks)
Horseshoe Run, Tucker County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Shafer to Bridge above St. George)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Randolph County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.6 miles long (Bowden to bridge crossing Shavers Fork Close to Little Black Fork)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Jenningston to Hendricks)
 Ski Areas Near Cheat River - Black Fork:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 16 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 18 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 42 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 62 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 63 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 67 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 72 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Cheat River - Black Fork:
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 16 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 16 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 16 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cheat River - Black Fork:
Five River Campgrounds, Parsons, 2 miles away
Horseshoe, Hambleton, 6 miles away
Bear Heaven Campground, Elkins, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cheat River - Black Fork:
Big Springs Gap Trail, Tucker , 2 miles away
Shingle Tree Run Trail, Tucker , 4 miles away
Turkey Run Trail, Tucker , 4 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Tucker , 4 miles away
Bennet Rock Trail, Tucker , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cheat River - Black Fork:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cheat River - Black Fork:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 2 miles away

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