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West Virginia whitewater, Buckhannon River

Barbour county, Rangoon to Tygart Junction section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     2.3 miles
  If you're coming from Clarksburg 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 tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The Rangoon to Tygart Junction section of Buckhannon River in West Virginia is 2.3 miles long and
    has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This section is quite short so no need to bring
snacks. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The campgrounds here at Buckhannon River are pretty good. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You might be  
into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
A good place like Audra State Park near Buckhannon River is too great to leave out, and during your visit here you'll meet some people from Volga for sure. A visit to Tygart Lake State Park when you're here at Buckhannon River is a great idea. For the period of the long summer days at Buckhannon River highs are generally in the 80's while nighttime lows are ordinarily in the 50's. Highs throughout the wintertime are generally in the 30's, and through the dark hours in the winter at Buckhannon River temperatures dip to the 10's.

Buckhannon River, Rangoon to Tygart Junction 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, Barbour County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Rangoon to Tygart Junction)
Middle Fork, Barbour County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence)
Middle Fork, Barbour/Randolph County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, Barbour County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.8 miles long (West Virginia 38 to Tygart River)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Above Arden to Big Cove Run)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 11.8 miles long (Belington to Buckhannon River)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph/Barbour County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.4 miles long (Aggregates to confluence with Beaver Creek)
Roaring Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Coalton to confluence of Tygart Valley River above Norton)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.7 miles long (Tenmile to Sago)
 Ski Areas Near Buckhannon River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 62 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 93 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Buckhannon River:
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Buckhannon River:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 12 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Bridgeport, Bridgeport , 16 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Bridgeport, Bridgeport , 16 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Clarksburg, Clarksburg , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buckhannon River:
Audra State Park, Buckhannon, 9 miles away
Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Simpson, 10 miles away
Grafton City Park, Grafton, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buckhannon River:
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 3 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buckhannon River:
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 11 miles away
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 11 miles away
Tygart Lake Public Golf Course, Grafton , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Buckhannon River
Rock Lake, Marion , 17 miles away

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