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West Virginia whitewater, Cheat River - Laurel Fork

Randolph Tucker county, US 33 Bridge to Cheat River Dry Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     13 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Morgantown, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This stretch of Cheat River - Laurel Fork is 13 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. This stretch has enough mileage
    for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. There's camping available near Cheat River - Laurel Fork. 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. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the US 33 Bridge to Cheat River Dry Fork section is just one of them. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. The beautiful scenery of Randolph/ Tucker County and the  
cool fresh water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Cunningham Spring, and skiing at Canaan Valley is one of those things you just must do. Near Cheat River - Laurel Fork you come across the Shavers Mountain Trail which is a good hiking trail, and you're sure to bump into some great folks from Harman here. This is such a great river. A great place to check out in close proximity to Cheat River - Laurel Fork is Shears Hollow, and going for a hike on the Middle Mountain Trail is always a tremendous adventure.

Cheat River - Laurel Fork, US 33 Bridge to Cheat River Dry Fork road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cheat River - Laurel Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cheat River - Laurel Fork:
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.9 miles long (CR 12 bridge Close to Sully to confluence of Dry Fork Close to Gladwin)
Cheat River - Laurel Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (US 33 Bridge to Cheat River Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Jenningston to Hendricks)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph County, 6 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 County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.9 miles long (US 33 Bridge to CR 12 bridge Close to Sully)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (CR 32/4 to Jenningston)
Waites Run, Pendleton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Up Forest Service Road to Seneca Creek)
Otter Creek, Randolph / Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Big Spring Gap)
Red Run, Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork)
Otter Creek, Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Big Springs Gap to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Cheat River - Laurel Fork:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 10 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 13 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 36 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 63 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 70 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Cheat River - Laurel Fork:
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 19 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 20 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 20 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cheat River - Laurel Fork:
Bear Heaven Campground, Elkins, 8 miles away
Seneca Campground, Pendleton County, 8 miles away
Seneca Shadows - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cheat River - Laurel Fork:
Shavers Mountain Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
Middle Mountain Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
Otter Creek Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
Mountain Side Trail, Tucker , 6 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Tucker , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cheat River - Laurel Fork:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 24 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cheat River - Laurel Fork:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 12 miles away

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