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West Virginia whitewater, Elk River - Old Field Fork

Pocahontas county, Confluence of Crooked Fork to Slaty Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     8.2 miles
  The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Clarksburg, as you can see on the road map further down. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy.
    And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Confluence of Crooked Fork to Slaty Fork stretch is just one of many. This stretch of Elk River - Old Field Fork
is 8.2 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because  
these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're here, you might as well pop by Pleasant Valley; the best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of close by Snowshoe. Going for a hike on the Tea Creek Mountain Trail is always a good adventure. Cass Railroad State Park is a perfect place to take a look at, and nearby you find the Gauley Mountain Trail which is a great hiking trail. People from Slatyfork love to come to Elk River - Old Field Fork, and a short tour to Helen V Hannah Spring is always worthwhile. Watoga State Park is a glorious place. All the water falling down from the sky makes Elk River - Old Field Fork a wet location.

Elk River - Old Field Fork, Confluence of Crooked Fork to Slaty Fork road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Elk River - Old Field Fork.
 Whitewater Near Elk River - Old Field Fork:
Elk River, Pocahontas/Randolph County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.4 miles long (Slatyfork to Elk Springs)
Elk River - Old Field Fork, Pocahontas County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Confluence of Crooked Fork to Slaty Fork)
Tea Creek, Pocahontas County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Confluence of Right Fork to confluence with Williams River)
Williams River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11 miles long (Tea Creek to Three Forks of Williams)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.9 miles long (Laurel Run to Marlinton)
Gauley River, Webster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Confluence with South Fork to confluence with Turkey Fork)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.7 miles long (Clover Lick to Laurel Run)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (Valley Head to US 219)
Leatherwood Creek, Webster County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Forks of creek to Bergoo)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pocahontas / Randolph County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.4 miles long (Spruce to US Route 250)
 Ski Areas Near Elk River - Old Field Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 9 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 28 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 61 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 81 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 83 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 85 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 94 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 96 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Elk River - Old Field Fork:
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 10 miles away
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs , 28 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 32 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Covington, Covington , 33 miles away
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Elk River - Old Field Fork:
Handley Wildlife Management Area, Buckeye, 6 miles away
Williams River RUA Site D4, Buckeye, 7 miles away
Tea Creek Campground, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Elk River - Old Field Fork:
Gauley Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 3 miles away
Tea Creek Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
Tea Creek Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
Williams River Trail, Pocahontas , 7 miles away
Buckeye Trail, Pocahontas , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Elk River - Old Field Fork:
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Elk River - Old Field Fork:
Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe, Snowshoe , 6 miles away

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