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West Virginia whitewater, Williams River

Pocahontas Webster county, Tea Creek to Three Forks of Williams section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     11 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Clarksburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Pocahontas/Webster County scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. If you
    hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camp stove. 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 spots. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Tea Creek to Three Forks of Williams section of Williams River in Pocahontas/Webster County is 11 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. A good workout  
and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Tea Creek to Three Forks of Williams section is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Bergoo here at Williams River, and if the weather is good, you can go for a hike along the Big Beechy Trail. While you're here at Williams River you can take a hike along the County Line Trail. The high level of precipitation makes Williams River a reasonably wet place. Most of the rain falls during July, and the driest of the months is October.

Williams River, Tea Creek to Three Forks of Williams 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 Williams River.
 Whitewater Near Williams River:
Williams River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11 miles long (Tea Creek to Three Forks of Williams)
Williams River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Three Forks of Williams to Gauley River)
Gauley River, Webster County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Confluence with Turkey Fork to Bolair)
Gauley River, Webster County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Confluence with South Fork to confluence with Turkey Fork)
Leatherwood Creek, Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Forks of creek to Bergoo)
Tea Creek, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Confluence of Right Fork to confluence with Williams River)
Cranberry River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Above Cranberry Rec Area to Cranberry Rec Area)
Cranberry River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Cranberry Recreation Area to Big Rock)
Elk River, Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 11.6 miles long (Bergoo to Webster Springs)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.8 miles long (Big Sycamore to Webster Springs)
 Ski Areas Near Williams River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 22 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 36 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 71 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 73 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 97 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Williams River:
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 23 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 30 miles away
Hampton Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 30 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 30 miles away
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Williams River:
Williams River RUA Site D2, Bergoo, 5 miles away
Tea Creek Campground, Pocahontas County, 5 miles away
Williams River RUA Site D4, Buckeye, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Williams River:
County Line Trail, Pocahontas , 1 miles away
Big Beechy Trail, Pocahontas , 1 miles away
Middle Fork Trail, Pocahontas , 2 miles away
District Line Trail, Pocahontas , 2 miles away
Laurelly Branch Trail, Pocahontas , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Williams River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 64 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 64 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 17 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Williams River:
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 12 miles away
Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe, Snowshoe , 19 miles away

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