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West Virginia whitewater, Laurel Run

Preston county, CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big Sandy Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     5.2 miles
  The CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big Sandy Creek stretch of Laurel Run in West Virginia is 5.2 miles long and is a class II-III(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Morgantown. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The
    CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big Sandy Creek stretch is the only paddling stretch along Laurel Run. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of
spots for that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
The Great Gorge
 
Trail offers hiking at its best, and Ward Thompson Spring is a wonderful place to take a look at while you're at Laurel Run. Here at Laurel Run there are plenty of folks from Bruceton Mills; there's great hiking along the Mile Trail. This river has so much to offer. From a rainfall point of view Laurel Run is a rather common spot. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain while February is ordinarily the driest month. During the warmest time of the year at Laurel Run highs are typically in the 80's while overnight lows are regularly in the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's, and night lows in the 20's for Laurel Run.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Laurel Run.
 Whitewater Near Laurel Run:
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.35 miles long (Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.8 miles long (Bruceton Mills to Rockville)
Beaver Creek, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (CR 11/1 to confluence with Little Sandy Creek)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston WV / Fayette/PA County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Pennsylvania-West Virginia State Line to Bruceton Mills)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.3 miles long (Rockville to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Rt. 68 to Route 26)
Sovern Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville)
Fike Run, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.8 miles long (to Gibbon Glade Run)
Cheat River, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Laurel Run:
Wisp, Maryland , 19 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Laurel Run:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 16 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 17 miles away
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Laurel Run:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 10 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 14 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 16 miles away
Fairfield Inn Uniontown, Uniontown , 16 miles away
Hampton Inn Uniontown, Uniontown , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laurel Run:
Pinhill Campground, Hazelton, 0 miles away
Chestnut Ridge Regional Park and Campground, Bruceton Mills, 1 miles away
Sand Springs Camping Area Chestnut Ridge Regional Park, Bruceton Mills, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Laurel Run:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 12 miles away
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laurel Run:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Laurel Run:
Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown , 14 miles away
Duck Hollow Golf Club, Uniontown , 18 miles away
Springdale Golf Club, Uniontown , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Laurel Run
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 14 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 16 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 18 miles away

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