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West Virginia whitewater, Elk Creek

Harrison county, CR 20/19 bridge to Stonewood Exit of I-79 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     4.6 miles
  If you're coming from Clarksburg it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location. The CR 20/19 bridge to Stonewood Exit of I-79 section of Elk Creek in West Virginia is 4.6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers in this
    state are not very demanding. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. No need to look hard for hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether
you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are no other stretches to paddle along Elk Creek than the CR 20/19 bridge to Stonewood Exit of I-79 stretch. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll
 
meet a lot of folks from Clarksburg here. The high level of rainfall makes Elk Creek a reasonably wet site. The wettest month of the year is regularly July, that's the one that rains the most, and February on the other hand is the driest. Through the warmest time of the year at Elk Creek temperatures are ordinarily in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 60's. Highs during the wintertime are regularly in the 30's with temperatures at Elk Creek dipping down into the 10's during winter nights.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Elk Creek.
 Whitewater Near Elk Creek:
Tygart Valley River, Taylor/ Marion County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Valley Falls to Hammond)
Buckhannon River, Barbour County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Rangoon to Tygart Junction)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
Middle Fork, Barbour County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Tenmile to Sago)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 24 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Above Arden to Big Cove Run)
Middle Fork, Barbour/Randolph County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 25 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.4 miles long (Arlington to Ingo)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.7 miles long (Holly Grove to Arlington)
Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, Barbour County, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.8 miles long (West Virginia 38 to Tygart River)
 Ski Areas Near Elk Creek:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 52 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 64 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 66 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 94 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Elk Creek:
Hilton Garden Inn Clarksburg, Clarksburg , 4 miles away
Sleep Inn Bridgeport, Bridgeport , 4 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Bridgeport - Clarksburg, Bridgeport , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgeport Inn, Bridgeport , 4 miles away
SpringHill Suites Bridgeport Clarksburg, Bridgeport , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Elk Creek:
Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton, 11 miles away
Tygart River Camping Area, Grafton, 13 miles away
Prickett's Creek Campground, Fairmont, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Elk Creek:
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Elk Creek:
Hidden Valley Driving Range, Anmoore , 3 miles away
Hide A Way Golf Course, West Milford , 3 miles away
Sunny Croft Country Club, Clarksburg , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Elk Creek
Buffalo Creek Reservoir, Harrison , 7 miles away
Stonecoal Reservoir, Lewis , 16 miles away
Rock Lake, Marion , 20 miles away

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