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West Virginia whitewater, Middle Fork

Barbour Randolph county, Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     5 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park stretch of Middle Fork in West Virginia is 5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations
    in advance you're all set. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The Confluence of Laurel
Fork to Audra State Park section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The put-in is not too far from Clarksburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Here at Middle Fork there are plenty of folks from Volga; a tour to Audra State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. You absolutely must visit Tygart Lake State Park if you're here at Middle Fork. During the days of summer highs here at Middle Fork get into the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Middle Fork. Middle Fork typically gets a great deal of rainfall. Most of the rain falls during July while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Middle Fork, Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park 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 Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Middle Fork:
Middle Fork, Barbour County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence)
Middle Fork, Barbour/Randolph County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park)
Buckhannon River, Barbour County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Rangoon to Tygart Junction)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph/Barbour County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.4 miles long (Aggregates to confluence with Beaver Creek)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 11.8 miles long (Belington to Buckhannon River)
Roaring Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Coalton to confluence of Tygart Valley River above Norton)
Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, Barbour County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.8 miles long (West Virginia 38 to Tygart River)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Above Arden to Big Cove Run)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Tenmile to Sago)
 Ski Areas Near Middle Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 58 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 81 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 90 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Middle Fork:
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Middle Fork:
The Bicentennial Inn, Buckhannon , 11 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 13 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Middle Fork:
Audra State Park, Buckhannon, 10 miles away
Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Simpson, 12 miles away
Teter Creek Wildlife Management Area, Montrose, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Middle Fork:
Raven Rocks Trail, Randolph , 20 miles away
Laurel Run Trail, Randolph , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Middle Fork:
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 1 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Middle Fork:
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 10 miles away
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 11 miles away
Tygart Lake Public Golf Course, Grafton , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Middle Fork
Rock Lake, Marion , 20 miles away

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