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West Virginia whitewater, Seneca Creek

Pendleton county, Judy Springs to Forest Service Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     13 miles
  This section of Seneca Creek is 13 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Staunton-Waynesboro, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have
    people coming from far and near. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often easier than in
other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Judy Springs to Forest Service Campground section is one of them. Since you're on this site you are  
probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
Falls Of Seneca is a wonderful local attraction, and Canaan Valley is a great local ski area. There is a fine hiking trail near Seneca Creek called the Little Allegheny Trail, and you'll in all probability meet some folks from Onego here. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Going for a hike on the Allegheny Trail is always a magnificent adventure. Much precipitation falls at Seneca Creek. The month with most of the rain is July while February is typically the driest month.

Seneca Creek, Judy Springs to Forest Service Campground 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 Seneca Creek.
 Whitewater Near Seneca Creek:
Waites Run, Pendleton County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Up Forest Service Road to Seneca Creek)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 13 miles long (Judy Springs to Forest Service Campground)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Forest Service Campground to Route 28)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (CR 32/4 to Jenningston)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Pendleton County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.6 miles long (Riverton to Seneca Rocks)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Confluence of Gandy Creek to CR 32/4 bridge over Dry Fork)
Gandy Creek, Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 13.6 miles long (Sinks outlet to Cheat River Dry Fork)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (Head of Hopeville Canyon to Hopeville)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Hopeville to Confluence of South Branch)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (2 miles above confluence of Gandy Creek to Gandy Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Seneca Creek:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 12 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 14 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 41 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 55 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 61 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 67 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Seneca Creek:
Montvallee Motel, Monterey , 22 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 25 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 25 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Seneca Creek:
Judy Springs Campground, Pendleton County, 3 miles away
Seneca Campground, Pendleton County, 4 miles away
Seneca Shadows - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Seneca Creek:
Little Allegheny Trail, Pendleton , 1 miles away
Allegheny Trail, Pendleton , 2 miles away
High Meadows Trail, Pendleton , 2 miles away
Horton Trail, Pendleton , 2 miles away
Lumberjack Trail, Pendleton , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Seneca Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 17 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 34 miles away

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