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West Virginia whitewater, Roaring Creek

Preston county, County Road 3-12 to Cheat River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     6.1 miles
  The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside West Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section of Roaring Creek is 6.1 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short
    drive from Morgantown, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The campgrounds here at Roaring Creek are pretty good. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system,
the County Road 3-12 to Cheat River section is one of them. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. No matter if you're whitewater rafting  
or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Lester Falnagan Spring is always fun to check out, and you can go for a hike on the Bennet Rock Trail. Blackwater Falls State Park is a splendid place, and a short visit to Kent Lambert Spring is always worthwhile. This is such a fun river. Here at Roaring Creek you'll probably meet some folks from Hendricks; going for a hike on the Green Mountain Trail is always a great adventure. The skiing at Canaan Valley is great. High temperatures at Roaring Creek through the summertime months are in the 80's while nighttime lows are generally in the 50's.

Roaring Creek, County Road 3-12 to Cheat 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 Roaring Creek.
 Whitewater Near Roaring Creek:
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.9 miles long (CR 12 bridge Close to Sully to confluence of Dry Fork Close to Gladwin)
Otter Creek, Tucker County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Big Springs Gap to Cheat River)
Cheat River - Black Fork, Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Confluence of Blackwater River and Dry Fork at Hendricks to confluence of Shavers Fork)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Jenningston to Hendricks)
Otter Creek, Randolph / Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Big Spring Gap)
Red Run, Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Laurel Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (US 33 Bridge to Cheat River Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.9 miles long (US 33 Bridge to CR 12 bridge Close to Sully)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (North Fork Confluence to Hendricks)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.9 miles long (Bridge crossing Shavers Fork Close to Little Black Fork to Parsons)
 Ski Areas Near Roaring Creek:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 12 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 15 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 34 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 41 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 59 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 67 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Roaring Creek:
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 17 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 17 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 18 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roaring Creek:
Bear Heaven Campground, Elkins, 7 miles away
Five River Campgrounds, Parsons, 7 miles away
Revelle's River Resorts, Bowden, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Roaring Creek:
Green Mountain Trail, Tucker , 2 miles away
Bennet Rock Trail, Tucker , 2 miles away
Mountain Side Trail, Tucker , 2 miles away
Otter Creek Trail, Randolph , 2 miles away
Shavers Mountain Trail, Randolph , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roaring Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roaring Creek:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 7 miles away

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