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West Virginia whitewater, New River

Summers Fayette Raleigh county, Bluestone Dam to Sandstone section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III(IV)     11 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Oak Hill, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. There are so many
    sections to paddle in this river system, the Bluestone Dam to Sandstone section is just one of many. There's camping available near New River. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming
back for more. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The wonderful Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch of New River in West Virginia is 11 miles long and is rated by American  
Whitewater as a class I-III(IV) section.

Briefly about the general area:
New River is not far at all from Lindside; Brooks Falls is always fun to check out. Going to Bluestone State Park next to New River is a magnificent thing to do, and you could always discover Collins Hollow. This river is so good. Little Beaver State Park is a fine spot to stop by on a pretty day. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to New River with nighttime lows in the 50's. All through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's while New River overnight low temperatures through the winter are in the 10's.

New River, Bluestone Dam to Sandstone 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 New River.
 Whitewater Near New River:
Madams Creek, Summers County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
Fall Branch, Raleigh County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls)
Big Creek, Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (CR 10 bridge to Greenbrier River)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Route 41 bridge at Kathryn to New River/Sandstone)
Greenbrier River, Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Willowood bridge to Bellepoint)
Little Wolf Creek, Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (CR 14 Bridge to Greenbrier River)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
Lick Creek, Summers County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.8 miles long (Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River)
 Ski Areas Near New River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 17 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 74 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near New River:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near New River:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 12 miles away
Knights Inn Ghent, Ghent , 16 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 16 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 19 miles away
MacArthur Inn, Narrows , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New River:
Bass Lake Park, Hinton, 3 miles away
Bluestone Country Store and Camp, Hinton, 3 miles away
Bluestone State Park, Nimitz, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near New River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 6 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New River:
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 2 miles away
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 12 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near New River
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 13 miles away

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