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West Virginia whitewater, Greenbrier River - East Fork

Pocahontas county, FS 51 to Island Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5.1 miles
  The FS 51 to Island Campground stretch of Greenbrier River - East Fork is 5.1 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Pocahontas County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up
    sleeping in your car. The put-in location is a short drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, 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 rivers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Here at Greenbrier River - East Fork there are plenty of folks from Bartow, and Monongahela National Forest is a beautiful place any time of year. Go for a hike on the Hinkle Run Trail; there are tremendous spots to look at along the East Fork Trail. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Lots of precipitation falls at Greenbrier River - East Fork. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain, and the driest month is February. At Greenbrier River - East Fork during the warmest time of the year highs are in the 80's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 50's.

Greenbrier River - East Fork, FS 51 to Island Campground 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 Greenbrier River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.1 miles long (FS 51 to Island Campground)
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Island Campground to confluence with West Fork at Durbin)
Little River, Pocahontas County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (FS 17 to Burner)
Laurel Fork, Highland VA : Pendleton WV County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 9.5 miles long (Route 642 to Virginia/West Virginia State line)
Potomac River - South Branch, Highland County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (Confluence of Straight Creek to state line)
Potomac River - Laurel Fork of North Fork of South Branch, Highland VA: Pendleton WV County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (State line to confluence of Straight Fork)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Wildell to Burner)
Big Run River, Pendleton County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.7 miles long (Confluence with Teeter Camp Run to Cherry Grove)
Roaring Creek, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 6.1 miles long (County Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 23 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 29 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 36 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 57 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 63 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 65 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 65 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Montvallee Motel, Monterey , 13 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 19 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Island Campground, Pocahontas County, 1 miles away
Buffalo Lake Dispersed, Bartow, 4 miles away
Little River Campground, Pocahontas County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
East Fork Trail, Pocahontas , 1 miles away
Hinkle Run Trail, Pocahontas , 4 miles away
Burner Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 4 miles away
Locust Spring Run Trail, Highland , 4 miles away
Lynn Knob Trail, Pocahontas , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 17 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away

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