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West Virginia whitewater, Greenbrier River - East Fork

Pocahontas county, Island Campground to confluence with West Fork at Durbin section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     8.9 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside West Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The nature scenery of Pocahontas County and the water flowing gracefully down Greenbrier River - East Fork are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Greenbrier River - East Fork in West Virginia is 8.9 miles long and has been
    determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but
if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Island Campground to confluence  
with West Fork at Durbin stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Span Oak Trail, and naturally, A visit to Hawchen Hollow is always fun. A spree to Seneca State Forest invigorates the spirit, and don't leave Greenbrier River - East Fork without first going for a hike along the Burner Mountain Trail. This is a really good river. Monongahela National Forest is a great place to explore; at Greenbrier River - East Fork you always meet someone from Bartow. Greenbrier River - East Fork gets a good deal of water. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain; February is when it's the driest.

Greenbrier River - East Fork, Island Campground to confluence with West Fork at Durbin road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Greenbrier River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Durbin to Hosterman)
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 4 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)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin)
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.1 miles long (FS 51 to Island Campground)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pochantas / Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (US Route 250 to MCamp Groundee Run)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Wildell to Burner)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Hosterman to Cass)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Randolph County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (MCamp Groundee Run to Bemis)
Laurel Fork, Highland VA : Pendleton WV County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 9.5 miles long (Route 642 to Virginia/West Virginia State line)
 Ski Areas Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 17 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 33 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 34 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 67 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 70 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Montvallee Motel, Monterey , 16 miles away
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 16 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 18 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 19 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Island Campground, Pocahontas County, 5 miles away
Buffalo Lake Dispersed, Bartow, 5 miles away
Little River Campground, Pocahontas County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Burner Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 3 miles away
Span Oak Trail, Pocahontas , 3 miles away
Hinkle Run Trail, Pocahontas , 5 miles away
Lynn Knob Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
East Fork Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Greenbrier River - East Fork:
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 6 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away

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