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West Virginia whitewater, Brush Creek

Mercer county, Confluence of Beaver Branch to confluence of Bluestone River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V)     6.6 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Beckley, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The Confluence of Beaver Branch to confluence of Bluestone River stretch of Brush Creek is 6.6 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV(V) section by American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better
    keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The nature scenery
of Mercer County and the cool fresh water beats anything. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Confluence of Beaver Branch to confluence of Bluestone River section is one of them. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This  
stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
The best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of close by Winterplace, and Brush Creek is not far at all from Princeton. Camp Creek State Park is a great place, and since you're here, you might as well go to Oxley Hollow. Coming to this river is always a good idea. A journey to Bluestone State Park rejuvenates the spirit. At Brush Creek through the months of summer highs are in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 60's.

Brush Creek, Confluence of Beaver Branch to confluence of Bluestone River 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 Brush Creek.
 Whitewater Near Brush Creek:
Brush Creek, Mercer County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6.6 miles long (Confluence of Beaver Branch to confluence of Bluestone River)
Bluestone, Mercer/Summers County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 21.3 miles long (Eads Mill to Bluestone State Park)
Bluestone River, Mercer County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.5 miles long (Spanishburg to Eads Mill)
Mountain Creek, Mercer County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (CR 4 bridge to Bluestone River)
Camp Creek, Mercer County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Camp Creek State Forest to Bluestone River)
Little Bluestone River & Tributaries, Summers County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.2 miles long (Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River)
Pipestem Creek, Summers County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Tom Honaker Road to Bluestone Lake)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 15 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
 Ski Areas Near Brush Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 9 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 91 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Brush Creek:
Sleep Inn & Suites, Princeton , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express PRINCETON/I-77, Princeton , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Princeton, Princeton , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Princeton, Princeton , 5 miles away
Days Inn Princeton, Princeton , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brush Creek:
Camp Creek State Forest, Camp Creek, 6 miles away
Camp Creek State Park - Blue Jay, Camp Creek, 6 miles away
Camp Creek State Park - Mash Fork, Camp Creek, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Brush Creek:
Hoof and Hill Trail, Giles , 17 miles away
Pearis Thompson Horse Trail, Giles , 18 miles away
Standing Branch Horse Trail, Giles , 18 miles away
Ripple Trail, Giles , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brush Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 25 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 25 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 7 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brush Creek:
High Country Club, Princeton , 4 miles away
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 15 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Brush Creek
Lake Shawnee, Mercer , 6 miles away
Ada Lake, Mercer , 12 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 17 miles away

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