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West Virginia whitewater, Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary

Webster Braxton county, Erbacon to Centralia section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     9.4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The Erbacon to Centralia section of Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary in Webster/ Braxton County is 9.4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Clarksburg, as you can see on the road map
    further down. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive
a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The nature scenery of Webster/ Braxton County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

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the general area:
Don't leave Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary without first going for a hike along the Harris Siding Trail. You'll meet a lot of people from Erbacon here, and you can go for a hike on the Adkin Rockhouse Trail. This river is so great. High temperatures at Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary during the summertime months are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's, and during the dark hours in the wintertime at Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary temperatures fall to the 10's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary a wet location.

Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Erbacon to Centralia road map
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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/ Braxton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.4 miles long (Erbacon to Centralia)
Birch River, Webster/Nicholas County, 6 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 8.8 miles long (Boggs to Birch River)
Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.6 miles long (Confluence with McAvoy Run to Erbacon)
Williams River, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.1 miles long (Day Run Camping area to Tea Creek)
Grassy Creek, Webster County, 9 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 County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 10.5 miles long (Donaldson to Camden-on-Gauley)
Gauley River, Webster/Nicholas County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.8 miles long (Camden-0n-Gauley to Curtin Bridge)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster/Braxton County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.8 miles long (Confluence of Grassy Creek to confluence of Left Fork)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Jumbo to confluence of Grassy Creek)
Holly River - Laurel Fork of Left Fork, Webster County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (Holly River State Park to confluence with Left Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 42 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 59 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 64 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 , 86 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 100 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Bee Run Docks, Sutton , 11 miles away
Burnsville Docks, Burnsville , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Days Inn & Suites Sutton Flatwoods, Sutton , 10 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Gassaway/Sutton, Gassaway , 13 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 22 miles away
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 22 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Bakers Run-Mill Creek, Erbacon, 4 miles away
Gerald R. Freeman, Hacker Valley, 6 miles away
Camp Caesar, Cowen, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Adkin Rockhouse Trail, Webster , 13 miles away
Harris Siding Trail, Nicholas , 13 miles away
Cranberry Ridge Trail, Webster , 14 miles away
Perry Ridge Trail, Nicholas , 14 miles away
Hinkle Branch Trail, Nicholas , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 54 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 54 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Cedar Creek State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary:
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary
Sutton Lake, Braxton , 10 miles away

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