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West Virginia whitewater, Clay Run

Monongalia county, Junction with Quarry Run to Cheat Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     0.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Monongalia County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The starting point is not too far from Morgantown, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wont get lost. And of course, there are campgrounds
    nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. No shortage of good hotels, but if you dont have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting your
paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch of Clay Run is 0.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. This is an extremely short section so no need to bring snacks.

Briefly about the general area:
No need to travel far to stop
 
by interesting stuff like Coopers Rock, and Clay Run is near Birch Hollow which is certainly worth a visit. You're sure to bump into some fine people from Dellslow here. Philip Mascioli Spring is always fun to check out, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Clay Run; Mile Trail is a good local trail. Clay Run gets a normal amount of annual precipitation. The month with most of the rain is July, and the driest month of the year is February. Through the summertime months, highs ordinarily are in the 80's at Clay Run while night lows are generally in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's while Clay Run overnight low temperatures through the wintertime are in the 10's.

Clay Run, Junction with Quarry Run to Cheat Lake 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 Clay Run.
 Whitewater Near Clay Run:
Clay Run, Monongalia County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Junction with Quarry Run to Cheat Lake)
Deckers Creek, Monongalia County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Rt. 7 to Monongahela)
Deckers Creek, Monongalia County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV+(V+) - 5.8 miles long (Preston County line to West Virginia 7)
Deckers Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Masontown to Preston County line)
Bull Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.8 miles long (Bull Run to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston/Monongalia County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Jenkinsburg Bridge to Cheat Lake)
Fields Creek, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.6 miles long (West of Browns Mill to confluence of Three Fork Creek)
Sovern Run, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.3 miles long (Rockville to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Three Fork Creek, Preston/ Taylor County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 12 miles long (Close to West Virginia 92 to Thornton)
 Ski Areas Near Clay Run:
Wisp, Maryland , 33 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 45 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 45 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 87 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 90 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Clay Run:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 2 miles away
Two Rivers Marina & Campground, Dilliner , 8 miles away
Chuck's Boat Club, Mc Clellandtown , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Clay Run:
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MORGANTOWN, Morgantown , 4 miles away
Super 8 Morgantown, Morgantown , 4 miles away
SpringHill Suites Morgantown, Morgantown , 6 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown, Morgantown , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clay Run:
Coopers Rock State Forest, Masontown, 3 miles away
Chestnut Ridge Regional Park, Lake Lynn, 4 miles away
Pinhill Campground, Hazelton, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Clay Run:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clay Run:
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clay Run:
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 10 miles away
Scarlet Oaks Golf Course, Morgantown , 10 miles away
Springdale Golf Club, Uniontown , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Clay Run
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 4 miles away
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 6 miles away
Allison Reservoir, Fayette , 18 miles away

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