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West Virginia whitewater, Saltlick Creek

Preston county, Amblersburg to Rowlesburg section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. If you're coming from Morgantown it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Saltlick Creek have people coming here. Getting
    some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. 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. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This stretch of Saltlick Creek in West Virginia is 4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small  
number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Interesting geology is available here; Dunkard Bottom is next to Saltlick Creek; Saltlick Creek is a site with many visitors from Kingwood. Saltlick Creek is a good place of normal rainfall. July is the wettest month with most rain; the driest month of the year is February. Throughout the long summer days at Saltlick Creek highs are commonly in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. High temperatures throughout the winter are normally in the 30's while Saltlick Creek overnight low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 10's.

Saltlick Creek, Amblersburg to Rowlesburg 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 Saltlick Creek.
 Whitewater Near Saltlick Creek:
Cheat River, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Green's Run, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (CR 52 to Cheat River)
Saltlick Creek, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Amblersburg to Rowlesburg)
Morgan Run, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 1.6 miles long (Rt. 26 to Cheat River)
Elsey Run, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.4 miles long (from county road to Cheat River)
Pringle Run, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 0.5 miles long (Above Falls to Cheat River)
Lick Run, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (CR 59 to Cheat River)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Below Rowlesburg to above Albright Power Dam)
Daugherty Run, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Co. Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Saltlick Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 20 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 28 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 60 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 69 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 81 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Saltlick Creek:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Saltlick Creek:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 3 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 11 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 11 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 19 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saltlick Creek:
Albright Campground, Albright, 6 miles away
Cannon Hill Campground, Rowlesburg, 6 miles away
Pine Hill Campground, Bruceton Mills, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Saltlick Creek:
Shingle Tree Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
Canyon Rim Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
Boundary Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
Flat Rock Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
Shingle Tree Run Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saltlick Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 21 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 28 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saltlick Creek:
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 16 miles away
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 19 miles away
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Saltlick Creek
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 14 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 18 miles away

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