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West Virginia whitewater, Holly River - Left Fork

Webster county, Hacker Valley to Mill Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     10.3 miles
  This section of Holly River - Left Fork in West Virginia is 10.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The starting point is not too far from Clarksburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The natural beauty of Webster County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're
all set. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Hacker Valley to Mill Dam section is just one of many. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often more forgiving  
than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Holly River - Left Fork you can take a hike along the High Rock Trail, and if you're here at Holly River - Left Fork, checking out Hanging Rock is a must. A journey to Holly River State Park when you're here at Holly River - Left Fork is a splendid idea; if the weather is glorious, you can go for a hike along the Salt Lick Trail. This is such a fun river. You'll meet a lot of folks from Hacker Valley here. Summertime highs at Holly River - Left Fork generally tend to be in the 80's, and the overnight is rather chillier of course, generally in the 60's.

Holly River - Left Fork, Hacker Valley to Mill Dam 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 Holly River - Left Fork.
 Whitewater Near Holly River - Left Fork:
Holly River - Left Fork, Webster County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.3 miles long (Hacker Valley to Mill Dam)
Holly River - Laurel Fork of Left Fork, Webster County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (Holly River State Park to confluence with Left Fork)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster/Braxton County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.8 miles long (Confluence of Grassy Creek to confluence of Left Fork)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Jumbo to confluence of Grassy Creek)
Grassy Creek, Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Orndoff Church to confluence with Right Fork of Holly River Close to Diana)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.4 miles long (Arlington to Ingo)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.6 miles long (Confluence of Sugar Creek to Big Sycamore)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.8 miles long (Big Sycamore to Webster Springs)
Sugar Creek, Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.8 miles long (Confluence of Little Sugar Creek to confluence of Back Fork of Elk)
Elk River, Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.3 miles long (Webster Springs to CR7)
 Ski Areas Near Holly River - Left Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 54 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 71 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 74 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Holly River - Left Fork:
Burnsville Docks, Burnsville , 19 miles away
Bee Run Docks, Sutton , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Holly River - Left Fork:
Days Inn & Suites Sutton Flatwoods, Sutton , 17 miles away
Quality Inn Weston, Weston , 19 miles away
Super 8 Weston WV, Weston , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WESTON, Weston , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Holly River - Left Fork:
Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley, 4 miles away
Gerald R. Freeman, Hacker Valley, 8 miles away
Bakers Run-Mill Creek, Erbacon, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Holly River - Left Fork:
High Rock Trail, Webster , 5 miles away
Salt Lick Trail, Webster , 5 miles away
Tramontane Trail, Webster , 5 miles away
Reverie Trail, Webster , 5 miles away
Wilderness Trail, Webster , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Holly River - Left Fork:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 65 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 65 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 7 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 32 miles away
Cedar Creek State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Holly River - Left Fork:
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Holly River - Left Fork
Stonecoal Reservoir, Lewis , 18 miles away
Sutton Lake, Braxton , 19 miles away

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