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West Virginia whitewater, Little Sandy Creek

Preston county, Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     5.35 miles
  The Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek section of Little Sandy Creek in Preston County is 5.35 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that
    lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting some good exercise and a chance to
spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek section is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Bruceton Mills here, and going for a hike along the Mile Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. For the period of the summertime here at Little Sandy Creek, high temperatures mostly get into the 80's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 60's. Highs throughout the wintertime are typically in the 30's while Little Sandy Creek night low temperatures all through the winter are in the 10's. A typical amount of rainfall falls here at Little Sandy Creek. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February.

Little Sandy Creek, Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Little Sandy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Sandy Creek:
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.8 miles long (Bruceton Mills to Rockville)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.35 miles long (Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.3 miles long (Rockville to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Sovern Run, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville)
Laurel Run, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big 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)
Beaver Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (CR 11/1 to confluence with Little Sandy Creek)
Cheat River, Preston/Monongalia County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Jenkinsburg Bridge to Cheat Lake)
Cheat River, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Little Sandy Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 22 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 37 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 37 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 45 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 , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 76 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Little Sandy Creek:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 13 miles away
Two Rivers Marina & Campground, Dilliner , 19 miles away
Chuck's Boat Club, Mc Clellandtown , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Sandy Creek:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 8 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 11 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 13 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 15 miles away
Fairfield Inn Uniontown, Uniontown , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Sandy Creek:
Pinhill Campground, Hazelton, 3 miles away
Pine Hill Campground, Bruceton Mills, 4 miles away
Chestnut Ridge Regional Park and Campground, Bruceton Mills, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Little Sandy Creek:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 12 miles away
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Sandy Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Sandy Creek:
Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown , 14 miles away
Duck Hollow Golf Club, Uniontown , 17 miles away
Springdale Golf Club, Uniontown , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Sandy Creek
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 11 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 14 miles away

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