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West Virginia whitewater, Muddlety Creek

Nicholas county, West Virginia 41 to Summersville Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     4.5 miles
  The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. This section of Muddlety Creek in Nicholas County is 4.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. 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 some good exercise and just being out
    on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip.
There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good  
for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Muddlety Creek is right by the Carnifex Trail, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Summersville here. Hiking along the Way Back Trail is great fun. Throughout the long summer days highs here at Muddlety Creek reach the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 60's. Daytime highs all through the wintertime are in the 40's; night lows through the winter for Muddlety Creek tend to be in the 20's. Muddlety Creek usually gets lots of rainfall. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain; February on the other hand is the driest.

Muddlety Creek, West Virginia 41 to Summersville Lake 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 Muddlety Creek.
 Whitewater Near Muddlety Creek:
Muddlety Creek, Nicholas County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (West Virginia 41 to Summersville Lake)
Gauley River, Nicholas/ Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.8 miles long (Summersville Dam to Mason Branch)
Meadow River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Nallen to Route 19 Bridge)
Meadow River, Fayette/ Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Route 19 to confluence with Gauley River)
Anglins Creek, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (CR 17/2 bridge to confluence of Meadow River)
Brushy Meadow Creek, Nicholas County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.5 miles long (Falls at Leivasy to confluence with Hominy Creek)
Hominy Creek, Nicholas County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Hominy Falls to Mt. Nebo)
Little Birch River, Braxton County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.6 miles long (US 19 to confluence of Birch River)
Big Beaver Creek, Nicholas County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.5 miles long (Craigsville to Gauley River)
Panther Creek, Nicholas County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley River)
 Ski Areas Near Muddlety Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 43 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 58 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 68 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Muddlety Creek:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 2 miles away
 Hotels Near Muddlety Creek:
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 0 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 1 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 1 miles away
Super 8 Summersville, Summersville , 1 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Muddlety Creek:
Mountain Lake Campground, Summersville, 4 miles away
Summersville Music Park Campground, Summersville, 4 miles away
Summersville Lake Retreat, Mt Nebo, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Muddlety Creek:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 9 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 11 miles away
Perry Ridge Trail, Nicholas , 17 miles away
Harris Siding Trail, Nicholas , 17 miles away
Hinkle Branch Trail, Nicholas , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Muddlety Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 31 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 31 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Cedar Creek State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Muddlety Creek
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 6 miles away

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