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West Virginia whitewater, Laurel Creek - New River Tributary

Fayette county, Beckwith to Cotton Hill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     1.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. If you're coming from Oak Hill it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of Laurel Creek - New River Tributary in Fayette County is 1.5 miles long and is rated by American
    Whitewater as a class IV-V(V+) section. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Laurel Creek - New River Tributary have people coming here. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to
spend a night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more.

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general area:
The good people of Kanawha Falls like to hang out close by, and Hawks Nest State Park is a perfect place to go. If you havenít been to Bluestone National Scenic River, you ought to schedule some time for it since you're here. Babcock State Park is worth going to if you're at Laurel Creek - New River Tributary. Laurel Creek - New River Tributary commonly gets a large amount of rainfall. July is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest of the months is February. All through the warm days of summer here at Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, high temperatures frequently reach the 80's.

Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Beckwith to Cotton Hill 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:
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 1.5 miles long (Beckwith to Cotton Hill)
New River, Fayette County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge)
Wolf Creek, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.1 miles long (Reservoir to New River)
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Ansted to confluence of New River)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Expeditions, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Hopewell Road bridge to Ansted)
Whitewater Outfitter - Class VI - Mountain River, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Arbuckle Creek, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.7 miles long (Oak Hill to New)
Loop Creek, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 9.3 miles long (North Page to Deepwater)
 Ski Areas Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 4 miles away
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 5 miles away
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 6 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Drift-a-bit white water, Fayetteville, 3 miles away
Fayetteville Mountain Laurel, Fayetteville, 4 miles away
Rivers Whitewater Rafting Resort, Lansing, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 15 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 11 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 11 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 2 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 4 miles away
Hawks Nest Golf Course, Gauley Bridge , 5 miles away
Saddlebred Golf Club, Beckley , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Laurel Creek - New River Tributary
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 10 miles away
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 19 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 20 miles away

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