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West Virginia whitewater, Lick Run

Preston county, CR 59 to Cheat River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     2 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Lick Run in Preston County is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section. The scenic beauty of Preston County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia
    is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is
an area with plenty of rivers for that. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. The CR 59 to Cheat River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about
the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Kingwood here at Lick Run. Through the summer highs here at Lick Run get into the 80's; all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Through the winter highs are in the 30's, and through the dark hours in the winter at Lick Run temperatures dip to the 10's. The annual rain here at Lick Run is about average. July is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is February.

Lick Run, CR 59 to Cheat River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Lick Run.
 Whitewater Near Lick Run:
Pringle Run, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 0.5 miles long (Above Falls to Cheat River)
Lick Run, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (CR 59 to Cheat River)
Morgan Run, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 1.6 miles long (Rt. 26 to Cheat River)
Green's Run, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (CR 52 to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Below Rowlesburg to above Albright Power Dam)
Cheat River, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Saltlick Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Amblersburg to Rowlesburg)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
Buffalo Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 4.9 miles long (West Virginia 72 to Macomber)
Elsey Run, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.4 miles long (from county road to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Lick Run:
Wisp, Maryland , 24 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 29 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 29 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 57 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 72 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 79 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Lick Run:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Lick Run:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 3 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 7 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 8 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MORGANTOWN, Morgantown , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lick Run:
Cannon Hill Campground, Rowlesburg, 4 miles away
Albright Campground, Albright, 8 miles away
Pine Hill Campground, Bruceton Mills, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Lick Run:
Shingle Tree Trail, Tucker , 17 miles away
Pheasant Mountain Trail, Tucker , 18 miles away
Shingle Tree Run Trail, Tucker , 18 miles away
South Haddix Trail, Tucker , 18 miles away
Canyon Rim Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lick Run:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lick Run:
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 15 miles away
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 18 miles away
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Lick Run
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 11 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 19 miles away

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