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West Virginia whitewater, Three Fork Creek

Preston Taylor county, Close to West Virginia 92 to Thornton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-IV     12 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Morgantown, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Three Fork Creek is 12 miles long and is a class I-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.
    Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number
of good spots. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Three Fork Creek it's always fun to explore Valley Falls State Park,
and there are plenty of folks from Independence here at Three Fork Creek. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Manacea Spring, and Tygart Lake State Park is both perfect and lovely. This river is so good. Three Fork Creek gets a good deal of water. The month with most of the rain is July, and the driest month of the year is February. For the duration of the summertime months at Three Fork Creek highs are commonly in the 80's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 60's. All through the winter highs are in the 30's; nighttime lows in the 10's for Three Fork Creek.

Three Fork Creek, Close to West Virginia 92 to Thornton road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Three Fork Creek.
 Whitewater Near Three Fork Creek:
Three Fork Creek, Preston/ Taylor County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 12 miles long (Close to West Virginia 92 to Thornton)
Sandy Creek, Barbour/ Taylor/ Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.1 miles long (Bridge on West Virginia 92 to bridge at Hiram)
Sandy Creek, Barbour/ Taylor County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 3.3 miles long (Bridge at Hiram to Tygart Reservoir)
Fields Creek, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.6 miles long (West of Browns Mill to confluence of Three Fork Creek)
Whiteday Creek, Taylor Monongalia Marion County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.7 miles long (Confluence of Cherry Run to Monongahela River)
Deckers Creek, Monongalia County, 10 miles away
      Class I-IV+(V+) - 5.8 miles long (Preston County line to West Virginia 7)
Deckers Creek, Preston County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Masontown to Preston County line)
Deckers Creek, Monongalia County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Rt. 7 to Monongahela)
Bull Run, Preston County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.8 miles long (Bull Run to Cheat River)
Buffalo Creek, Preston County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 4.9 miles long (West Virginia 72 to Macomber)
 Ski Areas Near Three Fork Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 37 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 37 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 38 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 53 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 83 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Three Fork Creek:
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 11 miles away
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 15 miles away
Two Rivers Marina & Campground, Dilliner , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Three Fork Creek:
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 6 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 8 miles away
Ramada Morgantown Hotel & Conference Center, Morgantown , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Morgantown, Morgantown , 11 miles away
SpringHill Suites Morgantown, Morgantown , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Three Fork Creek:
Whisper Mountain Campground, Roanoke, 10 miles away
Grafton City Park, Grafton, 11 miles away
Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Simpson, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Three Fork Creek:
Pheasant Mountain Trail, Tucker , 18 miles away
South Haddix Trail, Tucker , 18 miles away
Shingle Tree Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Three Fork Creek:
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Three Fork Creek:
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 6 miles away
Tygart Lake Public Golf Course, Grafton , 11 miles away
Scarlet Oaks Golf Course, Morgantown , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Three Fork Creek
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 9 miles away
Rock Lake, Marion , 13 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 17 miles away

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