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West Virginia whitewater, Tygart Valley River

Taylor Marion county, Valley Falls to Hammond section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     1.5 miles
  The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The Valley Falls to Hammond stretch of Tygart Valley River is 1.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very
    easy. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start
over and over. There are some good hotels near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. The put-in location is a short drive from Fairmont, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
You positively ought to stop at Tygart Lake State Park since you're
 
here at Tygart Valley River, and at Tygart Valley River you always meet someone from Fairmont. Valley Falls State Park is a great location to stop by on a pretty day. Tygart Valley River frequently gets a good deal of rain. Through July this area sees the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. Through the summertime months here at Tygart Valley River, high temperatures frequently get into the 80's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's; night lows through the wintertime for Tygart Valley River tend to be in the 10's.

Tygart Valley River, Valley Falls to Hammond 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, Taylor/ Marion County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Valley Falls to Hammond)
Whiteday Creek, Taylor Monongalia Marion County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.7 miles long (Confluence of Cherry Run to Monongahela River)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Above Arden to Big Cove Run)
Sandy Creek, Barbour/ Taylor County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 3.3 miles long (Bridge at Hiram to Tygart Reservoir)
Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, Barbour County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.8 miles long (West Virginia 38 to Tygart River)
Sandy Creek, Barbour/ Taylor/ Preston County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.1 miles long (Bridge on West Virginia 92 to bridge at Hiram)
Buckhannon River, Barbour County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Rangoon to Tygart Junction)
Elk Creek, Harrison County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.6 miles long (CR 20/19 bridge to Stonewood Exit of I-79)
Deckers Creek, Monongalia County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Rt. 7 to Monongahela)
Teter Creek, Barbour County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Nestorville to Tygart River)
 Ski Areas Near Tygart Valley River:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 51 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 52 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 53 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 97 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Tygart Valley River:
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Tygart Valley River:
Clarion Inn Fairmont, Fairmont , 4 miles away
Red Roof Inn Fairmont, Fairmont , 5 miles away
Hampton Fairmont WV, Fairmont , 5 miles away
Super 8 Fairmont, Fairmont , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FAIRMONT, Fairmont , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tygart Valley River:
Tygart River Camping Area, Grafton, 5 miles away
Whisper Mountain Campground, Roanoke, 6 miles away
Grafton City Park, Grafton, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tygart Valley River:
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 1 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tygart Valley River:
Green Hills Country Club, Fairmont , 4 miles away
White Day Golf Course, Fairmont , 4 miles away
Tygart Lake Public Golf Course, Grafton , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Tygart Valley River
Rock Lake, Marion , 2 miles away
Green Lakes, Marion , 11 miles away

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