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West Virginia whitewater, Cheat River - Dry Fork

Randolph Tucker county, CR 32/4 to Jenningston section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The CR 32/4 to Jenningston stretch of Cheat River - Dry Fork in West Virginia is 7 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There are campgrounds quite near the river
    where you can camp. 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. A bit of exercise and
just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the CR 32/4 to Jenningston stretch is just one of them. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Cheat River - Dry Fork beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
Pershing Harman Farm Spring is always
 
fun to check out; there's great hiking along the Allegheny Trail. While you're here at Cheat River - Dry Fork you will meet lots of people from nearby Harman. Don't leave Cheat River - Dry Fork without first going for a hike along the Little Allegheny Trail. The skiing at Canaan Valley is tremendous; Blackwater Falls State Park is worth a visit. Big Spring is a gorgeous place to pop by while you're at Cheat River - Dry Fork. All the water falling down from the sky makes Cheat River - Dry Fork a wet location. Most of the rain falls through July, and February on the other hand is the driest.

Cheat River - Dry Fork, CR 32/4 to Jenningston 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 - Dry Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (CR 32/4 to Jenningston)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Jenningston to Hendricks)
Waites Run, Pendleton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Up Forest Service Road to Seneca Creek)
Cheat River - Laurel Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (US 33 Bridge to Cheat River Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Confluence of Gandy Creek to CR 32/4 bridge over Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.9 miles long (CR 12 bridge Close to Sully to confluence of Dry Fork Close to Gladwin)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Forest Service Campground to Route 28)
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.9 miles long (US 33 Bridge to CR 12 bridge Close to Sully)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (2 miles above confluence of Gandy Creek to Gandy Creek)
Red Run, Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 9 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 12 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 37 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 41 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 60 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 67 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 21 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 22 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 22 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Seneca Campground, Pendleton County, 6 miles away
Seneca Shadows - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 6 miles away
Swallow Rock Campground, Randolph County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Little Allegheny Trail, Pendleton , 5 miles away
Allegheny Trail, Pendleton , 6 miles away
Shavers Mountain Trail, Randolph , 7 miles away
Laurel Lick Trail, Randolph , 8 miles away
High Meadows Trail, Pendleton , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 14 miles away

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