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West Virginia whitewater, Mill Creek - New River Tributary

Fayette county, Ansted to confluence of New River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     2 miles
  This stretch of Mill Creek - New River Tributary in West Virginia is 2 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the cool fresh water have people coming here. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you've
    been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. And of course, there are
campgrounds nearby. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Oak Hill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking
 
    is a popular thing to do around Mill Creek - New River Tributary; Way Back Trail is a wonderful local trail. Places like Hawks Nest State Park are tremendous to explore, and Bluestone National Scenic River is one of the
  destinations that are wonderful to pop by close by. This river is so perfect. Babcock State Park is a good site to stop at, and Mill Creek - New River Tributary is a site with many visitors from Ansted. There's glorious hiking along the Carnifex Trail. The high level of rain makes Mill Creek - New River Tributary a quite wet location. Through July this area sees the most rain; February is when it's the driest.

Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Ansted to confluence of 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 Mill Creek - New River Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Mill Creek - New River Tributary:
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, FayetteCounty, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Ansted to confluence of New River)
New River, FayetteCounty, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge)
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, FayetteCounty, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Hopewell Road bridge to Ansted)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, FayetteCounty, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 1.5 miles long (Beckwith to Cotton Hill)
Whitewater Outfitter - Class VI - Mountain River, FayetteCounty, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wolf Creek, FayetteCounty, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.1 miles long (Reservoir to New River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, FayetteCounty, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - River Expeditions, FayetteCounty, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gauley River, Nicholas/FayetteCounty, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 11 miles long (Bucklick Branch to Swiss)
Keeney's Creek, FayetteCounty, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (to New River)
 Ski Areas Near Mill Creek - New River Tributary:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 29 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Mill Creek - New River Tributary:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Mill Creek - New River Tributary:
Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted , 1 miles away
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 4 miles away
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 6 miles away
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mill Creek - New River Tributary:
Mountain State Campground, Fayetteville, 3 miles away
Rivermen Whitewater, Fayetteville, 3 miles away
Rivers Whitewater Rafting Resort, Lansing, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Mill Creek - New River Tributary:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 12 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mill Creek - New River Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 13 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 13 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 1 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mill Creek - New River Tributary:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 4 miles away
Hawks Nest Golf Course, Gauley Bridge , 7 miles away
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Mill Creek - New River Tributary
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 13 miles away
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 16 miles away

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