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West Virginia whitewater, Panther Creek

Nicholas county, Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3.3 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Oak Hill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley River section of Panther Creek in Nicholas County is 3.3 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV 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. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and
near. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley River section is one of them. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you  
feel great.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Panther Creek you will meet lots of people from nearby Fenwick; why not take a refreshing hike along the Perry Ridge Trail. Panther Creek is right by the Harris Siding Trail. At Panther Creek throughout the warm days of summer highs are in the 80's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Panther Creek. A good deal of precipitation falls at Panther Creek. Throughout the month of July you get the most rain around here; January on the other hand is the driest.

Panther Creek, Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley 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 Panther Creek.
 Whitewater Near Panther Creek:
Panther Creek, Nicholas County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley River)
Gauley River, Nicholas County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.4 miles long (Curtin Bridge to confluence with Big Beaver Creek)
Big Beaver Creek, Nicholas County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.5 miles long (Craigsville to Gauley River)
Hominy Creek, Nicholas County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Hominy Falls to Mt. Nebo)
Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary, Nicholas County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Jetsville to Fenwick)
Gauley River, Webster/Nicholas County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.8 miles long (Camden-0n-Gauley to Curtin Bridge)
Brushy Meadow Creek, Nicholas County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.5 miles long (Falls at Leivasy to confluence with Hominy Creek)
Cherry River, Nicholas County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Watergate Inn to Gauley River)
Little Laurel Creek, Greenbrier/Nicholas County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.1 miles long (CR39/11 to confluence with Cherry River)
Anglins Creek, Nicholas County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (CR 17/2 bridge to confluence of Meadow River)
 Ski Areas Near Panther Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 48 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 57 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 95 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 98 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Marinas Near Panther Creek:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Panther Creek:
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 11 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 11 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 12 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 12 miles away
Super 8 Summersville, Summersville , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Panther Creek:
Summersville Music Park Campground, Summersville, 7 miles away
Big Rock Campground, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
Camp Caesar, Cowen, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Panther Creek:
Perry Ridge Trail, Nicholas , 7 miles away
Harris Siding Trail, Nicholas , 7 miles away
Hinkle Branch Trail, Nicholas , 9 miles away
Cranberry Ridge Trail, Webster , 12 miles away
Barrenshe Trail, Nicholas , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Panther Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 39 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 39 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 32 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Panther Creek
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 15 miles away

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