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West Virginia whitewater, Tygart Valley River

Barbour county, Belington to Buckhannon River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     11.8 miles
 
This river is very beautiful. Will come back and do it again!! Says GG

Tygart River Outfitters has a shuttle service for kayakers and rafters out of the Tygart River Gorge starting 3.1.15. 304 6135557. You no longer have to walk out. Says Lyndon Auvil

If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding.
    The Belington to Buckhannon River stretch of Tygart Valley River in West Virginia is 11.8 miles long and has been rated as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Barbour County and the beautiful
way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more.  
There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Belington to Buckhannon River stretch is just one of many. There's camping available near Tygart Valley River. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The starting location is a short drive from Fairmont, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Tygart Valley River there are plenty of folks from Junior; a trip here wouldn’t be complete without a trip to close by Tygart Lake State Park.

Tygart Valley River, Belington to Buckhannon River 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:
Middle Fork, Barbour/Randolph County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park)
Middle Fork, Barbour County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 11.8 miles long (Belington to Buckhannon River)
Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, Barbour County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.8 miles long (West Virginia 38 to Tygart River)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph/Barbour County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.4 miles long (Aggregates to confluence with Beaver Creek)
Buckhannon River, Barbour County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Rangoon to Tygart Junction)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Above Arden to Big Cove Run)
Teter Creek, Barbour County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Nestorville to Tygart River)
Roaring Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Coalton to confluence of Tygart Valley River above Norton)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
 Ski Areas Near Tygart Valley River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 35 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 42 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 60 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 87 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Tygart Valley River:
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Tygart Valley River:
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 13 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 15 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tygart Valley River:
Teter Creek Wildlife Management Area, Montrose, 9 miles away
Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Simpson, 10 miles away
Middle Mountain Cabin - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tygart Valley River:
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 5 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Tygart Valley River
Rock Lake, Marion , 18 miles away

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