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West Virginia whitewater, Deckers Creek

Preston county, Masontown to Preston County line section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     1 miles
  The nature scenery of West Virginia and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The starting location is a short drive from Morgantown, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Deckers Creek in Preston County is 1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking
    you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time
outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Masontown to Preston County line stretch is just one of them. This is a very short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because  
these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Deckers Creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Mayfield Spring. Here at Deckers Creek there are plenty of folks from Masontown, and a short visit to Maiden Spring is always worthwhile. This river is a great place to visit. The amount of precipitation that falls at Deckers Creek is close to the national average. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain; February meanwhile is the driest month. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Deckers Creek. Summer night lows descend down to the 50's.

Deckers Creek, Masontown to Preston County line road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Deckers Creek.
 Whitewater Near Deckers Creek:
Deckers Creek, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Masontown to Preston County line)
Deckers Creek, Monongalia County, 1 miles away
      Class I-IV+(V+) - 5.8 miles long (Preston County line to West Virginia 7)
Bull Run, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.8 miles long (Bull Run to Cheat River)
Fields Creek, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.6 miles long (West of Browns Mill to confluence of Three Fork Creek)
Clay Run, Monongalia County, 5 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)
Cheat River, Preston/Monongalia County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Jenkinsburg Bridge to Cheat Lake)
Three Fork Creek, Preston/ Taylor County, 6 miles away
      Class I-IV - 12 miles long (Close to West Virginia 92 to Thornton)
Sovern Run, Preston County, 8 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)
 Ski Areas Near Deckers Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 41 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 62 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 83 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Deckers Creek:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 6 miles away
Two Rivers Marina & Campground, Dilliner , 12 miles away
Chuck's Boat Club, Mc Clellandtown , 17 miles away
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Deckers Creek:
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 3 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MORGANTOWN, Morgantown , 7 miles away
Super 8 Morgantown, Morgantown , 7 miles away
SpringHill Suites Morgantown, Morgantown , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deckers Creek:
Coopers Rock State Forest, Masontown, 5 miles away
Chestnut Ridge Regional Park, Lake Lynn, 7 miles away
Albright Campground, Albright, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Deckers Creek:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deckers Creek:
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 21 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deckers Creek:
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 7 miles away
Scarlet Oaks Golf Course, Morgantown , 12 miles away
Mountaineer Golf Course, Morgantown , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Deckers Creek
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 1 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 9 miles away
Rock Lake, Marion , 19 miles away

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