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West Virginia whitewater, Big Clear Creek

Greenbrier county, Anjean to Kessler section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4 miles
  The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The starting location is a short drive from Oak Hill. The campgrounds here at Big Clear Creek are pretty good. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Anjean to Kessler section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind
    that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. The Anjean to Kessler stretch of Big Clear Creek in West Virginia is 4 miles long and
has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to come across some smiling folks from
Rupert here. Big Clear Creek is a pretty wet place frequently with lots of rain. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest of the months is February. During the days of summer at Big Clear Creek temperatures are frequently in the 70's while overnight lows are frequently in the 50's. During the winter this place gets highs in the 30's; throughout the dark hours in the wintertime at Big Clear Creek temperatures descend to the 10's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Big Clear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Clear Creek:
Meadow River, Fayette/ Greenbrier County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 15 miles long (East Rainelle to Russellville)
Big Clear Creek, Greenbrier County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (CR 1 bridge to Anjean)
Brushy Meadow Creek, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.5 miles long (Falls at Leivasy to confluence with Hominy Creek)
Anglins Creek, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (CR 17/2 bridge to confluence of Meadow River)
Hominy Creek, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Hominy Falls to Mt. Nebo)
Lick Creek, Summers County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.8 miles long (Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River)
Muddy Creek - Greenbrier Tributary, Greenbrier County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Mill Creek Confluence to Greenbrier River confluence)
Greenbrier River, Greenbrier Monroe County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (Fort Spring to Alderson)
Meadow Creek, Fayette Summers County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.7 miles long (Meadow Bridge to Meadow Creek)
Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary, Nicholas County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Jetsville to Fenwick)
 Ski Areas Near Big Clear Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 57 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Big Clear Creek:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Clear Creek:
Motel M Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 19 miles away
Econo Lodge Summersville, Summersville , 20 miles away
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 20 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEWISBURG, Lewisburg , 20 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Clear Creek:
Greenbrier River Campground, Alderson, 13 miles away
Babcock State Park, Clifftop, 17 miles away
Summersville Lake Retreat, Mt Nebo, 18 miles away
 Trails Near Big Clear Creek:
Perry Ridge Trail, Nicholas , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Clear Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 33 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 33 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Clear Creek:
Lewisburg Elks Country Club, Lewisburg , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Clear Creek
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 20 miles away

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