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West Virginia whitewater, Little Coal River - Pond Fork

Boone county, Rocklick to Van section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     13.8 miles
  The Rocklick to Van section of Little Coal River - Pond Fork is 13.8 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Charleston, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. 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. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while
are great reasons to come. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Rocklick to Van section is just one of many. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Little Coal River - Pond Fork make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Wharton
 
here; Still Hollow is close at hand, and is a fine place. Little Coal River - Pond Fork gets a large amount of water. The wettest month of the year is typically July, that's the one that rains the most, and January is the month with the least moisture. For the period of the warmest time of the year, highs frequently are in the 80's at Little Coal River - Pond Fork. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 40's, and overnight lows in the 20's for Little Coal River - Pond Fork.

Little Coal River - Pond Fork, Rocklick to Van 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 Little Coal River - Pond Fork.
 Whitewater Near Little Coal River - Pond Fork:
Little Coal River - Pond Fork, Boone County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.8 miles long (Rocklick to Van)
Little Coal River. Pond Fork, Boone County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Van to Madison)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Sundial to Whitesville)
Buffalo Creek - Guyandotte Tributary, Logan County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.2 miles long (Accoville to Man)
Peachtree Creek, Raleigh County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.4 miles long (Pineknob to confluence of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (Dry Creek to Sundial)
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Ameagle to Whitesville)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 17 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.3 miles long (Arnett to Dry Creek)
Guyandotte River, Wyoming County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Simon to R D Bailey Lake backwaters)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Fairdale to Arnett)
 Ski Areas Near Little Coal River - Pond Fork:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 41 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 97 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Little Coal River - Pond Fork:
Chesapeake Boat Club and Marina, Charleston , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Coal River - Pond Fork:
Candlewood Suites LOGAN, Logan , 22 miles away
Red Roof Charleston Kanawha City WV, Charleston , 22 miles away
Hampton Inn Charleston-Southridge, Charleston , 22 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charleston South, WV, Charleston , 23 miles away
Days Inn Charleston East, Charleston , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Coal River - Pond Fork:
Guyandotte Area 4, Simon, 17 miles away
Guyandotte Area 3, Simon, 17 miles away
God's Wilderness Campground Paradise Island, Verner, 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Coal River - Pond Fork:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 35 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 35 miles away
Kanawha State Forest, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Twin Falls Resort State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Chief Logan State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Coal River - Pond Fork:
Clearfork Valley Golf Course, Oceana , 13 miles away
Riverview Country Club, Madison , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Coal River - Pond Fork
R. D. Bailey Lake, Wyoming , 20 miles away

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