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West Virginia whitewater, Buckhannon River

Upshur county, Tenmile to Sago section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     4.7 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Clarksburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Buckhannon River is 4.7 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more
    forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This is a pretty decent
length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Audra State Park is a splendid place to go if you're at Buckhannon
River; there are plenty of people from Tallmansville here at Buckhannon River. Don't leave Buckhannon River without popping by Holly River State Park; on a good day you can take a hike along the Reverie Trail. This river is so good. While you're here at Buckhannon River you can take a hike along the Wilderness Trail. Summer at Buckhannon River comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 50's. Through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's with temperatures at Buckhannon River dipping down into the 10's during winter nights.

Buckhannon River, Tenmile to Sago 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 Buckhannon River.
 Whitewater Near Buckhannon River:
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Tenmile to Sago)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.4 miles long (Alexander to Tenmile)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.7 miles long (Holly Grove to Arlington)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork of Right Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Helvetia to Newlonton)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.4 miles long (Arlington to Ingo)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Star to Alexander)
Buckhannon River, Barbour County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Rangoon to Tygart Junction)
Middle Fork, Barbour County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence)
Middle Fork, Barbour/Randolph County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park)
 Ski Areas Near Buckhannon River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 30 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 54 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 55 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 57 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 91 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 91 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 94 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 99 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Buckhannon River:
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 4 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Weston, Weston , 16 miles away
Super 8 Weston WV, Weston , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WESTON, Weston , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buckhannon River:
Pioneer Campground, French Creek, 5 miles away
Audra State Park, Buckhannon, 6 miles away
Stonecoal Campground, Buckhannon, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Buckhannon River:
Wilderness Trail, Webster , 15 miles away
Reverie Trail, Webster , 15 miles away
Rich Mountain Trail, Randolph , 15 miles away
High Rock Trail, Webster , 16 miles away
Raven Rocks Trail, Randolph , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buckhannon River:
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buckhannon River:
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 2 miles away
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 5 miles away
Bel Meadow Golf Club, Mount Clare , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Buckhannon River
Stonecoal Reservoir, Lewis , 13 miles away

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