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West Virginia whitewater, Buffalo Creek

Preston county, West Virginia 72 to Macomber section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     4.9 miles
  The natural beauty of Preston County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside West Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Morgantown, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. A bit of
    exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This section of Buffalo Creek in Preston County is 4.9 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.
Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the West Virginia 72 to Macomber section is one of them. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This  
stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
Bell Hollow is a wonderful place to discover, and Buffalo Creek is right by the Pheasant Mountain Trail. Here at Buffalo Creek there are plenty of folks from Tunnelton; the Shingle Tree Trail offers hiking at its best. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Buffalo Creek gets a typical amount of annual precipitation. July is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest of the months is February. High temperatures at Buffalo Creek during the summer are in the 80's.

Buffalo Creek, West Virginia 72 to Macomber 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 Buffalo Creek.
 Whitewater Near Buffalo Creek:
Buffalo Creek, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 4.9 miles long (West Virginia 72 to Macomber)
Cheat River, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Below Rowlesburg to above Albright Power Dam)
Pringle Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 0.5 miles long (Above Falls to Cheat River)
Lick Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (CR 59 to Cheat River)
Saltlick Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Amblersburg to Rowlesburg)
Morgan Run, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 1.6 miles long (Rt. 26 to Cheat River)
Green's Run, Preston County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (CR 52 to Cheat River)
Horseshoe Run, Tucker County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Shafer to Bridge above St. George)
Three Fork Creek, Preston/ Taylor County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 12 miles long (Close to West Virginia 92 to Thornton)
Cheat River, Preston County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Buffalo Creek:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 25 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 26 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 28 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 51 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 70 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Buffalo Creek:
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 7 miles away
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 9 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 13 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 22 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo Creek:
Cannon Hill Campground, Rowlesburg, 4 miles away
Horseshoe, Hambleton, 10 miles away
Five River Campgrounds, Parsons, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Buffalo Creek:
Shingle Tree Trail, Tucker , 10 miles away
Pheasant Mountain Trail, Tucker , 11 miles away
Shingle Tree Run Trail, Tucker , 11 miles away
South Haddix Trail, Tucker , 12 miles away
Flat Rock Trail, Tucker , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 21 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buffalo Creek:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 11 miles away
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Buffalo Creek
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 15 miles away

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