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West Virginia whitewater, Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary

Webster county, Confluence with McAvoy Run to Erbacon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     7.6 miles
  The scenic beauty of Webster County and the cool fresh water beats anything. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The Confluence with McAvoy Run to Erbacon section is one of
    many paddling sections in this river system. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room
before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Confluence with McAvoy Run to Erbacon section of Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary in West Virginia is 7.6 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. The put-in location is a short drive from Clarksburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map  
further down the page. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Harris Siding Trail is always a tremendous adventure, and during your tour here you'll meet some people from Cowen for sure. Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary you locate the Adkin Rockhouse Trail which is a perfect hiking trail. For the period of the warm months highs here at Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary get into the 80's. Summer overnight lows plunge down to the 60's.

Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Confluence with McAvoy Run to Erbacon 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 - Elk River Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Webster County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.6 miles long (Confluence with McAvoy Run to Erbacon)
Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Webster/ Braxton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.4 miles long (Erbacon to Centralia)
Williams River, Pocahontas County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.1 miles long (Day Run Camping area to Tea Creek)
Birch River, Webster/Nicholas County, 5 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 8.8 miles long (Boggs to Birch River)
Gauley River, Webster County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 10.5 miles long (Donaldson to Camden-on-Gauley)
Grassy Creek, Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Orndoff Church to confluence with Right Fork of Holly River Close to Diana)
Gauley River, Webster/Nicholas County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.8 miles long (Camden-0n-Gauley to Curtin Bridge)
Gauley River, Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bolair to Donaldson)
Elk River, Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.3 miles long (Webster Springs to CR7)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster/Braxton County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.8 miles long (Confluence of Grassy Creek to confluence of Left Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 55 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 62 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 85 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Marinas Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Bee Run Docks, Sutton , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Days Inn & Suites Sutton Flatwoods, Sutton , 14 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Gassaway/Sutton, Gassaway , 17 miles away
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 21 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 22 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Camp Caesar, Cowen, 4 miles away
Bakers Run-Mill Creek, Erbacon, 8 miles away
Bishop Knob, Upperglade, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Adkin Rockhouse Trail, Webster , 8 miles away
Harris Siding Trail, Nicholas , 10 miles away
Cranberry Ridge Trail, Webster , 10 miles away
Hinkle Branch Trail, Nicholas , 10 miles away
Bear Run Trail, Webster , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 53 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 53 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Cedar Creek State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary
Sutton Lake, Braxton , 13 miles away

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