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West Virginia whitewater, Fall Branch

Raleigh county, ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     1.5 miles
  The wonderful Raleigh County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Fall Branch will make you feel great. The ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls section of Fall Branch in Raleigh County is 1.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. 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. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The put-in location is a short drive from Oak Hill, please print out
a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls section is the only paddling section along Fall Branch. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Whitewater  
rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're popping by Fall Branch from Meadow Creek, you won't be the only one. A journey to Bluestone State Park invigorates the soul, and Jerrys Hollow is a nice spot to spend some time. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Little Beaver State Park is a wonderful spot to go if you're at Fall Branch. Fall Branch sees pretty high levels of rain.

Fall Branch, ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls 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 Fall Branch.
 Whitewater Near Fall Branch:
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (Confluence with Pinch Creek to confluence with New River)
Meadow Creek, Fayette Summers County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.7 miles long (Meadow Bridge to Meadow Creek)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Summers County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Route 41 bridge at Kathryn to New River/Sandstone)
Little Bluestone River & Tributaries, Summers County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.2 miles long (Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek)
Lick Creek, Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.8 miles long (Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River)
 Ski Areas Near Fall Branch:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 15 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 74 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 100 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Fall Branch:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 9 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 13 miles away
Knights Inn Ghent, Ghent , 14 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 16 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fall Branch:
Bass Lake Park, Hinton, 6 miles away
Bluestone Country Store and Camp, Hinton, 6 miles away
New River Gorge National River-Glade Creek, Layland, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fall Branch:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 18 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 18 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 7 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fall Branch:
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 5 miles away
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 9 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Fall Branch
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 10 miles away

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