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West Virginia whitewater, Manns Creek

Fayette county, Confluence with Glade Creek to Confluence with New River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     3.6 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Oak Hill, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch of Manns Creek is 3.6 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater
    rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river
for a while will make you glad you came. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Confluence with Glade Creek  
to Confluence with New River section is one of them. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
Babcock State Park is a splendid spot to stretch your legs a bit, and during your trip here you'll meet some people from Winona for sure. Bluestone National Scenic River is a great location next to Manns Creek; Manns Creek is right by the Carnifex Trail. This river has it all. Hawks Nest State Park is a beautiful place any time of year. Manns Creek gets a lot of water. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain; February on the other hand is the driest.

Manns Creek, Confluence with Glade Creek to Confluence with New River 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, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.6 miles long (Confluence with Glade Creek to Confluence with New River)
Keeney's Creek, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (to New River)
Manns Creek, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.7 miles long (Babcock State Park to confluence with Glade Creek)
Glade Creek - Manns Creek Tributary, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.9 miles long (Babcock State Park to confluence with Manns Creek)
New River, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6.5 miles long (Cunard to Fayette Station)
New River, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Thurmond to Cunard)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Class VI - Mountain River, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Hopewell Road bridge to Ansted)
Glade Creek - Meadow River Tributary, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (County 60/12 bridge to Meadow River confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Manns Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 23 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Manns Creek:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Manns Creek:
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 8 miles away
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 9 miles away
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 10 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Manns Creek:
New River Gorge National River-Southside Trail Camp, Thurmond, 2 miles away
Babcock State Park, Clifftop, 4 miles away
Cooter's Cabins and Campin, Fayetteville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Manns Creek:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 12 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Manns Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 13 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 13 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 1 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Manns Creek:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 8 miles away
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 14 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Manns Creek
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 14 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 14 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 17 miles away

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