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West Virginia whitewater, Peachtree Creek

Raleigh county, Pineknob to confluence of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     1.4 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Beckley, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the cool fresh water have people coming here.
    This section of Peachtree Creek in West Virginia is 1.4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III(IV) section of whitewater. The campgrounds here at Peachtree Creek are pretty good. This section is
very short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Pineknob to confluence of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

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about the general area:
Nearby Rollyson Hollow is a perfect spot to go if you're at Peachtree Creek, and Twin Falls Resort State Park is both great and picturesque. There are plenty of people from Rock Creek here at Peachtree Creek. For the period of the warm months here at Peachtree Creek, high temperatures commonly get into the 80's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's, and nighttime lows in the 20's for Peachtree Creek. Peachtree Creek gets a large amount of water. July is when you get the most rain here, and January is when it's the driest.

Peachtree Creek, Pineknob to confluence of Marsh Fork of Big Coal 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 Peachtree Creek.
 Whitewater Near Peachtree Creek:
Peachtree Creek, Raleigh County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.4 miles long (Pineknob to confluence of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (Dry Creek to Sundial)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Sundial to Whitesville)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 3 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.3 miles long (Arnett to Dry Creek)
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Ameagle to Whitesville)
Sandlick Creek, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.6 miles long (Dameron to confluence with Marsh Fork of Big Coal River)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Fairdale to Arnett)
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.4 miles long (Clear Creek to Ameagle)
Little Coal River - Pond Fork, Boone County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.8 miles long (Rocklick to Van)
Paint Creek, Fayette/ Kanawha County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Westerly to Burnwell)
 Ski Areas Near Peachtree Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 28 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 97 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Peachtree Creek:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites BECKLEY, Beckley , 18 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Beckley, WV, Beckley , 18 miles away
Microtel Inn By Wyndham Beckley, Beckley , 18 miles away
Comfort Inn Beckley, Beckley , 18 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Beckley, Beckley , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Peachtree Creek:
Lake Stephens, Surveyor, 10 miles away
Twin Falls Resort State Park, Mullens, 12 miles away
Lake Stephens Campground, Beckley, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Peachtree Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 22 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 22 miles away
Twin Falls Resort State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Kanawha State Forest, West Virginia , 26 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peachtree Creek:
Hidden Valley Golf, Glen Daniel , 8 miles away
Twin Falls State Park Golf, Mullens , 12 miles away
Clearfork Valley Golf Course, Oceana , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Peachtree Creek
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 13 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 18 miles away

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