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West Virginia whitewater, Second Creek

Monroe county, Hollywood to US 219 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     8.2 miles
  The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from
    the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. This section of Second
Creek in West Virginia is 8.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The put-in location is a short drive from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Greenbrier State Forest is a great location to stretch your legs a bit, and a journey to Big Spring will fill your spirit with glorious feelings. Have a pleasant hiking adventure along the Youngs Nature Trail; you'll meet a lot of people from Sinks Grove here. This river is so great. When you're here at Second Creek it's always fun to visit Moncove Lake State Park; going for a hike along the Virginias Walk Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Second Creek is a wet place that gets much rainfall. For the period of July this area sees the most rain, and January meanwhile is the driest month.

Second Creek, Hollywood to US 219 bridge 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 Second Creek.
 Whitewater Near Second Creek:
Second Creek, Monroe/ Greenbrier County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (US 219 to confluence with Greenbrier River)
Second Creek, Monroe County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Hollywood to US 219 bridge)
Greenbrier River, Greenbrier County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Ronceve Route to Fort Spring)
Little Kanawha River - Right Fork, Upshur Webster Lewis Braxton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Cleveland to confluence with Little Kanawha River)
Muddy Creek - Greenbrier Tributary, Greenbrier County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Mill Creek Confluence to Greenbrier River confluence)
Howard Creek, Greenbrier County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.1 miles long (Hart Run to Confluence of Greenbrier River)
Greenbrier River, Greenbrier Monroe County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (Fort Spring to Alderson)
Indian Creek, Monroe County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Raines Corner to Greenville)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge)
Potts Creek, Craig/ Alleghany County, 16 miles away
      Class I-IV - 32.5 miles long (Route 311 to Route 18)
 Ski Areas Near Second Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 45 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 53 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Second Creek:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Second Creek:
Motel M Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEWISBURG, Lewisburg , 9 miles away
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 9 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Second Creek:
Organ Cave, Ronceverte, 4 miles away
Greenbrier River Co, Ronceverte, 4 miles away
Second Creek Campground, Ronceverte, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Second Creek:
Youngs Nature Trail, Greenbrier , 10 miles away
Virginias Walk Trail, Monroe , 13 miles away
Virginias Walk Trail, Monroe , 13 miles away
Falt Peter Trail, Giles , 14 miles away
War Spur Connector, Giles , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Second Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 48 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 48 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Second Creek:
Lewisburg Elks Country Club, Lewisburg , 6 miles away
Riverview Golf Range, Caldwell , 10 miles away
Oakhurst Links, White Sulphur Springs , 16 miles away

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