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West Virginia whitewater, Big Run River

Pendleton county, Confluence with Teeter Camp Run to Cherry Grove section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     3.7 miles
  This section of Big Run River in Pendleton County is 3.7 miles long and has been rated as a class II+ section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Staunton-Waynesboro, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There's camping available near Big Run River. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Confluence with Teeter Camp Run to Cherry Grove section is one of them.
    The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over
and over. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks
from Circleville here, and do take a hike on the Back Ridge Trail. Put some time aside to spend at Hendrick Farm Spring if you're here at Big Run River. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Big Mountain Trail. All through the summer at Big Run River highs are generally in the 80's. During the moonlight hours it's typically in the 50's. Highs all through the wintertime are mostly in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Big Run River. All the water falling down from the sky makes Big Run River a wet site. Most of the rain falls all through July, and the driest of the months is February.

Big Run River, Confluence with Teeter Camp Run to Cherry Grove 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 Run River.
 Whitewater Near Big Run River:
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Pendleton County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork and Straight Fork to Cherry Grove)
Big Run River, Pendleton County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.7 miles long (Confluence with Teeter Camp Run to Cherry Grove)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Pendleton County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.8 miles long (Cherry Grove to Riverton)
Roaring Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 6.1 miles long (County Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 13 miles long (Judy Springs to Forest Service Campground)
Potomac River - South Branch, Highland County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (Confluence of Straight Creek to state line)
Potomac River - Laurel Fork of North Fork of South Branch, Highland VA: Pendleton WV County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (State line to confluence of Straight Fork)
Gandy Creek, Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 13.6 miles long (Sinks outlet to Cheat River Dry Fork)
Potomac River - South Branch, Highland VA/ Pendleton WV County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.4 miles long (state line to CR 23)
Laurel Fork, Highland VA : Pendleton WV County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 9.5 miles long (Route 642 to Virginia/West Virginia State line)
 Ski Areas Near Big Run River:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 22 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 24 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 43 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 55 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 56 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 57 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Big Run River:
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 25 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 25 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 27 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Run River:
Spruce Knob Lake Campground, Randolph County, 5 miles away
Gatewood Group Campground, Randolph County, 6 miles away
Judy Springs Campground, Pendleton County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Big Run River:
Big Mountain Trail, Pendleton , 1 miles away
Back Ridge Trail, Pendleton , 3 miles away
Gatewood Nature Trail, Pendleton , 4 miles away
Middle Mountain Trail, Highland , 5 miles away
Huckleberry Trail, Pendleton , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Run River:
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Run River
Puffenbarger Pond, Augusta , 20 miles away

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