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West Virginia whitewater, Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary

Nicholas county, Jetsville to Fenwick section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(V)     5.3 miles
  This stretch of Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary is 5.3 miles long and is a class III+(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Nicholas County and the water flowing gracefully down Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary make the trip here worthwhile. If you're coming from Oak Hill it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít
    get lost. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both,
doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside West Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. There's camping available near Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Jetsville to Fenwick  
stretch is just one of many. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
The Perry Ridge Trail is a glorious hiking trail in close proximity to Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary; folks from Richwood love to come here. There is a good hiking trail next to Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary called the Hinkle Branch Trail. Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary is a pretty wet place frequently with a lot of rain. July is when you get the most rain here; the driest month of the year is January. Summertime highs at Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary mostly tend to be in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary, Jetsville to Fenwick 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 Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary:
Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary, Nicholas County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Jetsville to Fenwick)
Cherry River, Nicholas County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Watergate Inn to Gauley River)
Elk River, Randolph/Webster County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 11.8 miles long (Elk Springs to Bergoo)
Little Laurel Creek, Greenbrier/Nicholas County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.1 miles long (CR39/11 to confluence with Cherry River)
Panther Creek, Nicholas County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley River)
Gauley River, Nicholas County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.4 miles long (Curtin Bridge to confluence with Big Beaver Creek)
Big Clear Creek, Greenbrier County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (CR 1 bridge to Anjean)
Cranberry River, Nicholas County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Big Rock Camping Area to Gauley River)
Big Beaver Creek, Nicholas County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.5 miles long (Craigsville to Gauley River)
Cherry River - South Fork, Nicholas/Greenbrier County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Beech Lick Run to Richwood)
 Ski Areas Near Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 49 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 92 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 94 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Marinas Near Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary:
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 17 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 17 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 18 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 18 miles away
Super 8 Summersville, Summersville , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary:
Big Rock Campground, Nicholas County, 7 miles away
Cranberry River Dispersed, Upperglade, 10 miles away
Bishop Knob, Upperglade, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary:
Perry Ridge Trail, Nicholas , 5 miles away
Hinkle Branch Trail, Nicholas , 6 miles away
Harris Siding Trail, Nicholas , 6 miles away
Barrenshe Trail, Nicholas , 8 miles away
Cranberry Ridge Trail, Webster , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 43 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 43 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 29 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 31 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away

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