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West Virginia whitewater, Manns Creek

Fayette county, Babcock State Park to confluence with Glade Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     1.7 miles
  The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. If you're coming from Oak Hill it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great
    reasons to come. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch of Manns Creek
in Fayette County is 1.7 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks. Some  
people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Manns Creek is next to Babcock State Park which is a gorgeous place. The Carnifex Trail offers hiking at its best; if you're looking for a glorious spree, Bluestone National Scenic River is quite near. This is such a great river. When you're here at Manns Creek it's always fun to stop at Hawks Nest State Park, and there are plenty of folks from Winona here at Manns Creek. Much rainfall falls at Manns Creek. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Manns Creek, Babcock State Park to confluence with Glade Creek 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 Manns Creek.
 Whitewater Near Manns Creek:
Manns Creek, Fayette County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.7 miles long (Babcock State Park to confluence with Glade Creek)
Manns Creek, Fayette County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.6 miles long (Confluence with Glade Creek to Confluence with New River)
Glade Creek - Manns Creek Tributary, Fayette County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.9 miles long (Babcock State Park to confluence with Manns Creek)
Keeney's Creek, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (to New River)
Glade Creek - Meadow River Tributary, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (County 60/12 bridge to Meadow River confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
New River, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6.5 miles long (Cunard to Fayette Station)
New River, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Thurmond to Cunard)
Meadow River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Nallen to Route 19 Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Class VI - Mountain River, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Manns Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 24 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 71 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 75 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Manns Creek:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Manns Creek:
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 10 miles away
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 11 miles away
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 13 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Manns Creek:
Babcock State Park, Clifftop, 2 miles away
New River Gorge National River-Southside Trail Camp, Thurmond, 5 miles away
River Retreat, Hico, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Manns Creek:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 11 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Manns Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 15 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 15 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 1 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Manns Creek:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 10 miles away
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 15 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Manns Creek
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 13 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 16 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 19 miles away

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