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West Virginia whitewater, Glade Creek - New River Tributary

Raleigh county, Confluence with Pinch Creek to confluence with New River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     5.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The Confluence with Pinch Creek to confluence with New River stretch of Glade Creek - New River Tributary in West Virginia is 5.5 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this
    state are suitable for beginners. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are so many sections to paddle in this
river system, the Confluence with Pinch Creek to confluence with New River section is just one of many. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The put-in location is a short drive from Oak Hill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers  
for that. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Glade Creek - New River Tributary you'll probably meet some people from Prince. Going to Little Beaver State Park close to Glade Creek - New River Tributary is a great thing to do, and the snow is tremendous at Winterplace. At this river you will always have a good time. Babcock State Park is a delightful site to stop at on a wonderful day, and a trip to Bluestone National Scenic River is worthwhile. A trip to Glade Creek - New River Tributary wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Grassy Shoals Rapids.

Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Confluence with Pinch Creek to confluence with New River 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 - 5.5 miles long (Confluence with Pinch Creek to confluence with New River)
New River, Fayette/Raleigh County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (McCreery to Thurmond)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
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, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Beckley to McCreery)
New River, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Thurmond to Cunard)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
New River, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6.5 miles long (Cunard to Fayette Station)
 Ski Areas Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 13 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 80 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 81 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 5 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 7 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 9 miles away
Knights Inn Ghent, Ghent , 12 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
New River Gorge National River-Glade Creek, Layland, 2 miles away
New River Gorge National River- Grandview Sandbar, Prince, 4 miles away
New River Gorge National River- Army Camp, Terry, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 11 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 11 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 4 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary:
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 4 miles away
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 4 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Glade Creek - New River Tributary
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 4 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 16 miles away
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 19 miles away

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