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West Virginia whitewater, Glade Creek - New River Tributary

Raleigh county, Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     5 miles
  This section of Glade Creek - New River Tributary is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class IV section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end
    up sleeping in your car. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far.
If you're coming from Beckley it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek section is just one of them. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle,  
it's good length for a morning trip. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
A great place like Bluestone State Park next to Glade Creek - New River Tributary is too glorious to leave out; if you have the time, Bluestone National Scenic River is a national park worth going to. Don't leave Glade Creek - New River Tributary without visiting Little Beaver State Park, and why not head up to Winterplace and strap some skis to your feet. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. The wonderful folks of White Oak like to hang out close by.

Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek 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 Glade Creek - New River Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (Confluence with Pinch Creek to confluence with New River)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
New River, Fayette/Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (McCreery to Thurmond)
Fall Branch, Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls)
Piney Creek, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Beckley to McCreery)
Little Bluestone River & Tributaries, Summers County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.2 miles long (Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
Mountain Creek, Mercer County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (CR 4 bridge to Bluestone River)
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
 Ski Areas Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 9 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 2 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 5 miles away
Knights Inn Ghent, Ghent , 8 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 8 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Beckley, Beckley , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
New River Gorge National River-Glade Creek, Layland, 6 miles away
Mountain State Travel and Trl Pr, Glen Morgan, 6 miles away
New River Gorge National River- Grandview Sandbar, Prince, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 12 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 12 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 2 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 1 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 1 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 3 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 17 miles away
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 18 miles away

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