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West Virginia whitewater, Big Clear Creek

Greenbrier county, CR 1 bridge to Anjean section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     4.5 miles
  The natural beauty of West Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. If you're coming from Oak Hill it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This section of Big
    Clear Creek is 4.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. 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 places. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Quinwood here, and there's
good hiking along the Perry Ridge Trail. The Hinkle Branch Trail offers hiking at its best. Big Clear Creek gets a lot of water. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month. All through the warm months at Big Clear Creek highs are typically in the 80's. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 50's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 40's with temperatures at Big Clear Creek dipping down into the 10's through winter nights.

Big Clear Creek, CR 1 bridge to Anjean 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 Big Clear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Clear Creek:
Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary, Nicholas County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Jetsville to Fenwick)
Elk River, Randolph/Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 11.8 miles long (Elk Springs to Bergoo)
Big Clear Creek, Greenbrier County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Anjean to Kessler)
Hominy Creek, Nicholas County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Hominy Falls to Mt. Nebo)
Little Laurel Creek, Greenbrier/Nicholas County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.1 miles long (CR39/11 to confluence with Cherry River)
Cherry River, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Watergate Inn to Gauley River)
Brushy Meadow Creek, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.5 miles long (Falls at Leivasy to confluence with Hominy Creek)
Panther Creek, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley River)
Anglins Creek, Nicholas County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (CR 17/2 bridge to confluence of Meadow River)
Meadow River, Fayette/ Greenbrier County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 15 miles long (East Rainelle to Russellville)
 Ski Areas Near Big Clear Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 43 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 96 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 99 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Marinas Near Big Clear Creek:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Clear Creek:
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEWISBURG, Lewisburg , 18 miles away
Motel M Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 18 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Clear Creek:
Big Rock Campground, Nicholas County, 14 miles away
North Bend, Richwood, 15 miles away
Summit Lake Campground, Greenbrier County, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Big Clear Creek:
Perry Ridge Trail, Nicholas , 13 miles away
Hinkle Branch Trail, Nicholas , 13 miles away
Fork Mountain Trail, Greenbrier , 14 miles away
Barrenshe Trail, Nicholas , 14 miles away
Harris Siding Trail, Nicholas , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Clear Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 39 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 39 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 26 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Clear Creek:
Lewisburg Elks Country Club, Lewisburg , 18 miles away

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