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West Virginia whitewater, Sandlick Creek

Raleigh county, Dameron to confluence with Marsh Fork of Big Coal River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3.6 miles
  This stretch of Sandlick Creek is 3.6 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Beckley, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots
    in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Dameron to confluence
with Marsh Fork of Big Coal River stretch is one of them. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The beautiful scenery of Raleigh County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This is a pretty short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. No matter if you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Fairdale love to come to Sandlick Creek, and a great place like Twin Falls Resort State Park is too splendid to leave out. Sandlick Creek is a reasonably wet place generally with a large amount of rain. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain, and January on the other hand is the driest. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Sandlick Creek. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 60's. Highs through the winter are ordinarily in the 40's with temperatures at Sandlick Creek dipping down into the 20's through winter nights.

Sandlick Creek, Dameron to confluence with Marsh Fork of Big Coal 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 Sandlick Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sandlick Creek:
Sandlick Creek, Raleigh County, 2 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, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Fairdale to Arnett)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 3 miles away
      Class II+ - 6.3 miles long (Arnett to Dry Creek)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.2 miles long (Dry Creek to Sundial)
Peachtree Creek, Raleigh County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.4 miles long (Pineknob to confluence of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River)
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.4 miles long (Clear Creek to Ameagle)
Big Coal River - Clear Fork, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Ameagle to Whitesville)
Big Coal River - Marsh Fork, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Sundial to Whitesville)
Paint Creek, Fayette/ Kanawha County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Westerly to Burnwell)
Paint Creek, Fayette County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4.1 miles long (Mossy to Westerly)
 Ski Areas Near Sandlick Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 23 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 92 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 97 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Sandlick Creek:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites BECKLEY, Beckley , 12 miles away
Microtel Inn By Wyndham Beckley, Beckley , 12 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Beckley, WV, Beckley , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Beckley, Beckley , 12 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Beckley, Beckley , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandlick Creek:
Lake Stephens, Surveyor, 4 miles away
Lake Stephens Campground, Beckley, 9 miles away
Twin Falls Resort State Park, Mullens, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sandlick Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 17 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 17 miles away
Twin Falls Resort State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandlick Creek:
Hidden Valley Golf, Glen Daniel , 2 miles away
Twin Falls State Park Golf, Mullens , 11 miles away
Saddlebred Golf Club, Beckley , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Sandlick Creek
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 7 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 13 miles away

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