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West Virginia whitewater, Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary

Raleigh county, Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     4.2 miles
  The Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek stretch of Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary in West Virginia is 4.2 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Beckley, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough
    to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. There are some good hotels near the river, and
if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. There's camping available near Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting a  
good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from White Oak here; the skiing at Winterplace is great. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Bessie Meadows Spring, and Little Beaver State Park is a beautiful site any time of year. This is such a fun river. Bluestone National Scenic River is a very glorious location to go to in the vicinity of Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary; sites like Bluestone State Park are great to visit. Through the summer months at Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary highs are ordinarily in the 80's with overnight lows in the 50's.

Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek 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 Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary:
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (Confluence with Pinch Creek to confluence with New River)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek)
Fall Branch, Raleigh County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
Little Bluestone River & Tributaries, Summers County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.2 miles long (Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River)
New River, Fayette/Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (McCreery to Thurmond)
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
Piney Creek, Raleigh County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Beckley to McCreery)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
 Ski Areas Near Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 10 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 80 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 81 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 96 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 3 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 7 miles away
Knights Inn Ghent, Ghent , 9 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 10 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Beckley, Beckley , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary:
New River Gorge National River-Glade Creek, Layland, 5 miles away
New River Gorge National River- Grandview Sandbar, Prince, 7 miles away
Mountain State Travel and Trl Pr, Glen Morgan, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 13 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 13 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 4 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary:
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 3 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 3 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 4 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 19 miles away
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 19 miles away

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