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West Virginia whitewater, Cheat River - Shavers Fork

Randolph county, MCamp Groundee Run to Bemis section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     13 miles
  If you're coming from Morgantown it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Cheat River - Shavers Fork in West Virginia is 13 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There are plenty of other
    stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in
this state are pretty easy. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. 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. And of course, there  
are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the County Line Trail; spots like Monongahela National Forest are good to stop at. Cheat River - Shavers Fork is right by the North South Trail, and at Cheat River - Shavers Fork you always meet someone from Durbin. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. A visit to High Falls will fill your soul with perfect feelings. The warmest time of the year at Cheat River - Shavers Fork comes with high temperatures in the 80's while overnight lows are commonly in the 50's. All through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Cheat River - Shavers Fork are in the 10's.

Cheat River - Shavers Fork, MCamp Groundee Run to Bemis road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cheat River - Shavers Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Wildell to Burner)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Randolph County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (MCamp Groundee Run to Bemis)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Randolph / Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Bemis to Bowden)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin)
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.6 miles long (Glady to US 33 Bridge)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pochantas / Randolph County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (US Route 250 to MCamp Groundee Run)
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)
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.1 miles long (FS 51 to Island Campground)
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Island Campground to confluence with West Fork at Durbin)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Durbin to Hosterman)
 Ski Areas Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 23 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 28 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 43 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 74 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 74 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 8 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 10 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Laurel Fork Campground, Randolph County, 6 miles away
Little River Campground, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
Stuart Recreation Area - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
County Line Trail, Randolph , 3 miles away
North South Trail, Pocahontas , 4 miles away
Beulah Trail, Randolph , 4 miles away
Chaffey Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
Camp Five Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 7 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 20 miles away

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