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West Virginia whitewater, Little Coal River. Pond Fork

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

 

CLASS I-II     12.2 miles
 
Just went down this with the water guage at tornado on usgs site at 10.49. It had a few shallow spots you had to get out of boat on, but overall has some nice class 1's and 1 class 2 rapid even at those levels! very enjoyable, 1 portage part where a tree has fallen and blocked river, must exit kayak in 10 feet deep water and pull boat over log. Very enjoyable. Says Brandon

This section of Little Coal River. Pond Fork in West Virginia is
    12.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The starting point is not too far from Charleston, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.
The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the cool fresh water beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. There's camping available near Little Coal River. Pond Fork. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or  
both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. The Van to Madison stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some friendly folks from Uneeda here. Kanawha State Forest is a wonderful site any time of year. The warmest time of the year at Little Coal River. Pond Fork comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 60's. During the wintertime this place gets highs in the 40's, and nighttime lows at Little Coal River.

Little Coal River. Pond Fork, Van to Madison 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-II - 12.2 miles long (Van to Madison)
Little Coal River - Pond Fork, Boone County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.8 miles long (Rocklick to Van)
Buffalo Creek - Guyandotte Tributary, Logan County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.2 miles long (Accoville to Man)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Sundial to Whitesville)
Peachtree Creek, Raleigh County, 22 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, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (Dry Creek to Sundial)
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Ameagle to Whitesville)
Guyandotte River, Wyoming County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Simon to R D Bailey Lake backwaters)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 25 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.3 miles long (Arnett to Dry Creek)
Little Huff Creek, Wyoming County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Confluence with Muzzle Creek to Justice)
 Ski Areas Near Little Coal River. Pond Fork:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 50 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Little Coal River. Pond Fork:
Chesapeake Boat Club and Marina, Charleston , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Coal River. Pond Fork:
Hampton Inn Charleston-Southridge, Charleston , 17 miles away
Candlewood Suites LOGAN, Logan , 17 miles away
Rodeway Inn Chapmanville, Chapmanville , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHARLESTON-SOUTHRIDGE, South Charleston , 18 miles away
BEST WESTERN Logan Inn, Chapmanville , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Coal River. Pond Fork:
Kanawha State Forest, Hernshaw, 15 miles away
Chief Logan State Park, Logan, 17 miles away
God's Wilderness Campground Paradise Island, Verner, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Coal River. Pond Fork:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 42 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 42 miles away
Kanawha State Forest, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Chief Logan State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Twin Falls Resort State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Coal River. Pond Fork:
Riverview Country Club, Madison , 5 miles away
Berry Hills Country Club, Charleston , 18 miles away
South Charleston Golf & Conference Center, South Charleston , 18 miles away

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