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West Virginia whitewater, Sugar Creek

Webster county, Confluence of Little Sugar Creek to confluence of Back Fork of Elk section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     1.8 miles
  The wonderful Webster County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. If you're coming from Clarksburg it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater
    rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. The Confluence of Little Sugar Creek to confluence of Back Fork of Elk section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.
The Confluence of Little Sugar Creek to confluence of Back Fork of Elk stretch of Sugar Creek in West Virginia is 1.8 miles long and is a class II-III(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. 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. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you  
might find the rivers here more forgiving, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
At Sugar Creek you always meet someone from Bergoo, and don't leave Sugar Creek without first going for a hike along the Tramontane Trail. Going to Holly River State Park close to Sugar Creek is a good thing to do, and you can go for a hike on the Wilderness Trail. This river is a great place to visit. Summertime highs at Sugar Creek commonly tend to be in the 80's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Highs through the winter are usually in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Sugar Creek.

Sugar Creek, Confluence of Little Sugar Creek to confluence of Back Fork of Elk 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 Sugar Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sugar Creek:
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.6 miles long (Confluence of Sugar Creek to Big Sycamore)
Sugar Creek, Webster County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.8 miles long (Confluence of Little Sugar Creek to confluence of Back Fork of Elk)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.8 miles long (Big Sycamore to Webster Springs)
Elk River, Webster County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 11.6 miles long (Bergoo to Webster Springs)
Leatherwood Creek, Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Forks of creek to Bergoo)
Holly River - Left Fork, Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.3 miles long (Hacker Valley to Mill Dam)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.6 miles long (Confluence of Big Run to Confluence of Sugar Creek)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster/Braxton County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.8 miles long (Confluence of Grassy Creek to confluence of Left Fork)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Jumbo to confluence of Grassy Creek)
Gauley River, Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Confluence with Turkey Fork to Bolair)
 Ski Areas Near Sugar Creek:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 24 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 45 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 66 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 76 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Sugar Creek:
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 22 miles away
The Bicentennial Inn, Buckhannon , 24 miles away
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 24 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 25 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Sutton Flatwoods, Sutton , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sugar Creek:
Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley, 7 miles away
Williams River RUA Site D2, Bergoo, 13 miles away
Tea Creek Campground, Pocahontas County, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Sugar Creek:
Wilderness Trail, Webster , 6 miles away
Tramontane Trail, Webster , 6 miles away
Salt Lick Trail, Webster , 6 miles away
High Rock Trail, Webster , 7 miles away
Reverie Trail, Webster , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sugar Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 69 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 69 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 6 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sugar Creek:
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 8 miles away

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