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West Virginia whitewater, Greenbrier River

Summers county, Talcott to Willowood bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     11.1 miles
  The Talcott to Willowood bridge stretch of Greenbrier River in West Virginia is 11.1 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II(III) section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The natural beauty of Summers County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. There are so many sections
    to paddle in this river system, the Talcott to Willowood bridge section is just one of many. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. If you've been out of state whitewater
rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There's camping available near Greenbrier River.

Briefly about the general area:
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folks of Talcott like to hang out close by; going for a hike on the Alleheny Trail is always a wonderful adventure. When you're here at Greenbrier River it's always fun to stop by Bluestone State Park, and close by you hit upon the Allegheny Trail which is a good hiking trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. Throughout the months of summer highs here at Greenbrier River get into the 80's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Daytime highs all through the wintertime are in the 30's while Greenbrier River nighttime low temperatures through the wintertime are in the 20's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Greenbrier River.
 Whitewater Near Greenbrier River:
Greenbrier River, Summers County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Willowood bridge to Bellepoint)
Big Creek, Summers County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (CR 10 bridge to Greenbrier River)
Greenbrier River, Greenbrier Monroe County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (Fort Spring to Alderson)
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 Wolf Creek, Summers County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (CR 14 Bridge to Greenbrier River)
Indian Creek, Monroe County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Raines Corner to Greenville)
Lick Creek, Summers County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.8 miles long (Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
Muddy Creek - Greenbrier Tributary, Greenbrier County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Mill Creek Confluence to Greenbrier River confluence)
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
 Ski Areas Near Greenbrier River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 26 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 63 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Greenbrier River:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Greenbrier River:
Holiday Motor Lodge Pearisburg, Pearisburg , 17 miles away
MacArthur Inn, Narrows , 18 miles away
Inn At Riverbend, Pearisburg , 18 miles away
Motel M Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 21 miles away
Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Greenbrier River:
Bluestone Wildlife Management Area - Keatley, Forest Hill, 8 miles away
Greenbrier River Campground, Alderson, 9 miles away
Bluestone Wildlife Management Area - Indian Mills, Forest Hill, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Greenbrier River:
Allegheny Trail, Monroe , 14 miles away
Alleheny Trail, Monroe , 14 miles away
Falt Peter Trail, Giles , 15 miles away
Conservancy Trail, Giles , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Greenbrier River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 32 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 32 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Greenbrier River:
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 10 miles away
Fountain Springs Golf Course, Peterstown , 13 miles away
Castle Rock Golf Course, Pembroke , 20 miles away

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