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West Virginia whitewater, Pinnacle Creek

Wyoming county, CR 18 bridge to confluence with Guyandotte River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     11 miles
  This stretch of Pinnacle Creek in West Virginia is 11 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. The natural beauty of Wyoming County and the water flowing gracefully down Pinnacle Creek beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This section is long enough
    for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but
if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the CR 18 bridge to confluence with Guyandotte River section is one of them. The put-in location is a short drive from Bluefield, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
The great people of New Richmond like to hang out nearby, and obviously, everyone loves Twin Falls Resort State Park. Pinnacle Creek is a wet spot that gets a lot of rainfall. July is the wettest month with most rain while October is mostly the driest month. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Pinnacle Creek, and the overnight is rather colder of course, usually in the 60's. Highs throughout the wintertime are mostly in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Pinnacle Creek.

Pinnacle Creek, CR 18 bridge to confluence with Guyandotte 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 Pinnacle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Pinnacle Creek:
Pinnacle Creek, Wyoming County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (CR 18 bridge to confluence with Guyandotte River)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Fairdale to Arnett)
Guyandotte River, Wyoming County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Simon to R D Bailey Lake backwaters)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 16 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.3 miles long (Arnett to Dry Creek)
Peachtree Creek, Raleigh County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.4 miles long (Pineknob to confluence of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River)
Sandlick Creek, Raleigh County, 17 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, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (Dry Creek to Sundial)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Sundial to Whitesville)
Little Coal River - Pond Fork, Boone County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.8 miles long (Rocklick to Van)
Little Huff Creek, Wyoming County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Confluence with Muzzle Creek to Justice)
 Ski Areas Near Pinnacle Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 25 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 79 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Pinnacle Creek:
Comfort Inn Bluefield, Bluefield , 20 miles away
Comfort Inn Beckley, Beckley , 23 miles away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites BECKLEY, Beckley , 23 miles away
Microtel Inn By Wyndham Beckley, Beckley , 23 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Beckley, WV, Beckley , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pinnacle Creek:
Twin Falls Resort State Park, Mullens, 6 miles away
Wagon Wheel Atv Campground, Matoaka, 12 miles away
Ashland Resort, North Fork, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pinnacle Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 30 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 30 miles away
Twin Falls Resort State Park, West Virginia , 6 miles away
Coopers Rock State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
Pinnacle Rock State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pinnacle Creek:
Twin Falls State Park Golf, Mullens , 5 miles away
Clearfork Valley Golf Course, Oceana , 12 miles away
Hidden Valley Golf, Glen Daniel , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Pinnacle Creek
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 18 miles away

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