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West Virginia whitewater, Laurel Creek - New River Tributary

Summers county, Route 41 bridge at Kathryn to New River/Sandstone section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Oak Hill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The
    Route 41 bridge at Kathryn to New River/Sandstone section of Laurel Creek - New River Tributary is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. For all you camping people there
are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room  
before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Bluestone State Park is a wonderful place, and Dark Hollow is also a great place to discover. A journey to Babcock State Park rejuvenates the soul, and this is a popular place for folks from Sandstone. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. All through the days of summer, highs mostly are in the 80's at Laurel Creek - New River Tributary. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's. Through the wintertime highs are frequently in the 30's; nighttime lows throughout the wintertime for Laurel Creek - New River Tributary tend to be in the 10's.

Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Route 41 bridge at Kathryn to New River/Sandstone 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 - New River Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Summers County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Route 41 bridge at Kathryn to New River/Sandstone)
Lick Creek, Summers County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.8 miles long (Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River)
Meadow Creek, Fayette Summers County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.7 miles long (Meadow Bridge to Meadow Creek)
Big Creek, Summers County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (CR 10 bridge to Greenbrier River)
Fall Branch, Raleigh County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
Greenbrier River, Summers County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Willowood bridge to Bellepoint)
Little Wolf Creek, Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (CR 14 Bridge to Greenbrier River)
 Ski Areas Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 20 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 15 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 18 miles away
Knights Inn Ghent, Ghent , 20 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 21 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Bluestone Country Store and Camp, Hinton, 5 miles away
Bass Lake Park, Hinton, 5 miles away
Bluestone State Park, Nimitz, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 22 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 22 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 6 miles away
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 15 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 16 miles away

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