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West Virginia whitewater, Bull Run

Preston county, Bull Run to Cheat River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     2.8 miles
The bull run bridge is spectacular. Says Melanie Bob Varner

Not only do we have whitewater, beautifulmountains, and good people, we have the allgood festival, #1 concertin america. Says Melanie

This river is flat until the last mile then it falls off the earth over a series of waterfalls. Says JB

The Bull Run to Cheat River stretch of Bull Run in Preston County is 2.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater
    a class V+ section of whitewater. If you're coming from Morgantown it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Preston County and the cool fresh
water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Bull  
Run to Cheat River section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The campgrounds here at Bull Run 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.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Bull Run you will meet lots of people from nearby Masontown. An average amount of rain falls at Bull Run. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Bull Run, Bull Run to Cheat 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 Bull Run.
 Whitewater Near Bull Run:
Bull Run, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.8 miles long (Bull Run to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston/Monongalia County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Jenkinsburg Bridge to Cheat Lake)
Deckers Creek, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Masontown to Preston County line)
Sovern Run, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville)
Deckers Creek, Monongalia County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV+(V+) - 5.8 miles long (Preston County line to West Virginia 7)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.3 miles long (Rockville to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Fields Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.6 miles long (West of Browns Mill to confluence of Three Fork Creek)
Clay Run, Monongalia County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Junction with Quarry Run to Cheat Lake)
Three Fork Creek, Preston/ Taylor County, 8 miles away
      Class I-IV - 12 miles long (Close to West Virginia 92 to Thornton)
Morgan Run, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 1.6 miles long (Rt. 26 to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Bull Run:
Wisp, Maryland , 28 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 39 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 39 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 64 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 80 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Bull Run:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 8 miles away
Two Rivers Marina & Campground, Dilliner , 14 miles away
Chuck's Boat Club, Mc Clellandtown , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Bull Run:
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 5 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 7 miles away
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MORGANTOWN, Morgantown , 10 miles away
Super 8 Morgantown, Morgantown , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bull Run:
Coopers Rock State Forest, Masontown, 3 miles away
Chestnut Ridge Regional Park, Lake Lynn, 5 miles away
Albright Campground, Albright, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Bull Run:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bull Run:
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bull Run:
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 11 miles away
Scarlet Oaks Golf Course, Morgantown , 15 miles away
Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Bull Run
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 4 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 9 miles away

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