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West Virginia whitewater, Peters Creek

Nicholas county, County 22 bridge to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+(V+)     2.5 miles
Just to let you all know that this property has been purchased by us...Kayakers welcome but please keep the property clean...plans for rental cabins here in the near future...for more info contact (540) 872-4688 or see us at MASSIVEDOGZ.COM Says Kevin & Terri Kershner

The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Peters Creek in Nicholas
    County is 2.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III+(V+) section. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Great
exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. This is a short paddling stretch so no need to bring snacks. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll  
find a large number of good rivers. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Oak Hill, as you can see on the road map further down. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
You ought to definitely stop by Koontz Bend since you're here at Peters Creek; if you're stopping by from Drennen, you won't be the only one. Lower Mash Rapids is an inspiring place to pop by while you're here. When you're here at Peters Creek it's always fun to stop by Hawks Nest State Park, and hiking along the Way Back Trail is tremendous fun. A tour to Peters Creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Koontz Flume Rapids.

Peters Creek, County 22 bridge to mouth road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Peters Creek.
 Whitewater Near Peters Creek:
Peters Creek, Nicholas County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+(V+) - 2.5 miles long (County 22 bridge to mouth)
Gauley River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 11 miles long (Bucklick Branch to Swiss)
Gauley River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Mason Branch to Bucklick Branch)
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Ansted to confluence of New River)
Leatherwood Creek, Clay County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4.5 miles long (Confluence of right fork to Confluence of Elk River)
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Hopewell Road bridge to Ansted)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Class VI - Mountain River, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Meadow River, Fayette/ Nicholas County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Route 19 to confluence with Gauley River)
New River, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Peters Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 35 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 74 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Peters Creek:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Peters Creek:
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 11 miles away
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 13 miles away
Econo Lodge Summersville, Summersville , 14 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Peters Creek:
Tawney Farm, Summersville, 3 miles away
Madd Jack's Campground, Ramsey, 3 miles away
North American River Runners, Hico, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Peters Creek:
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 5 miles away
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Peters Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 20 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 20 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 8 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peters Creek:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 11 miles away
Hawks Nest Golf Course, Gauley Bridge , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Peters Creek
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 11 miles away

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