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West Virginia whitewater, Tygart Valley River

Randolph Barbour county, Aggregates to confluence with Beaver Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III+     8.4 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Morgantown, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. This section of Tygart Valley River is 8.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III+ section. 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 rivers. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Aggregates to confluence with Beaver
Creek stretch is just one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. 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. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. The beautiful scenery  
of Randolph/Barbour County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Pheasant Mountain Trail, and Denver Lee Shomer Spring is a beautiful place to check out while you're at Tygart Valley River. Going for a hike on the South Haddix Trail is always a great adventure, and Town of Junior Spring is a great local attraction. This river is a wonderful place to visit. The wonderful people of Belington like to hang out nearby, and of course, everyone loves Audra State Park.

Tygart Valley River, Aggregates to confluence with Beaver Creek 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 Tygart Valley River.
 Whitewater Near Tygart Valley River:
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 11.8 miles long (Belington to Buckhannon River)
Roaring Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Coalton to confluence of Tygart Valley River above Norton)
Middle Fork, Barbour/Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park)
Middle Fork, Barbour County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence)
Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, Barbour County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.8 miles long (West Virginia 38 to Tygart River)
Teter Creek, Barbour County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Nestorville to Tygart River)
Buckhannon River, Barbour County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Rangoon to Tygart Junction)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Above Arden to Big Cove Run)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
Middle Fork, Randolph County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.4 miles long (Adolph to confluence with Long Run)
 Ski Areas Near Tygart Valley River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 31 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 38 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 55 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 81 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 82 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Tygart Valley River:
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Tygart Valley River:
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 8 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 8 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tygart Valley River:
Middle Mountain Cabin - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 7 miles away
Blue Meadow - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 7 miles away
Pegasus Farm Campground, Elkins, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Tygart Valley River:
South Haddix Trail, Tucker , 14 miles away
Pheasant Mountain Trail, Tucker , 15 miles away
Chestnut Ridge Trail, Randolph , 16 miles away
Laurel Run Trail, Randolph , 16 miles away
Yokum Hunter Access Trail, Randolph , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tygart Valley River:
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tygart Valley River:
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 17 miles away
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 19 miles away
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 19 miles away

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