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West Virginia whitewater, Camp Creek

Mercer county, Camp Creek State Forest to Bluestone River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4.5 miles
  This stretch of Camp Creek in West Virginia is 4.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state
    are good for beginners. The Camp Creek State Forest to Bluestone River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because
it is a very popular destination. There's camping available near Camp Creek. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Beckley, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Places like Camp Creek State Park are good to check out, and the snow is great at Winterplace. Bluestone State Park is a tremendous place to take a look at, and during your tour here you'll meet some people from Camp Creek for sure. This river is always fun. The annual precipitation here at Camp Creek is about average. All through the month of July you get the most rain around here, and February is when it's the driest. Through the months of summer at Camp Creek temperatures are mostly in the 70's with night lows in the 50's. Highs all through the winter are regularly in the 30's, and nighttime lows through the wintertime for Camp Creek tend to be in the 10's.

Camp Creek, Camp Creek State Forest to 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 Camp Creek.
 Whitewater Near Camp Creek:
Camp Creek, Mercer County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Camp Creek State Forest to 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, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.5 miles long (Spanishburg to Eads Mill)
Brush Creek, Mercer County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6.6 miles long (Confluence of Beaver Branch to confluence of Bluestone River)
Mountain Creek, Mercer County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (CR 4 bridge 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)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek)
Pipestem Creek, Summers County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Tom Honaker Road to Bluestone Lake)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
Piney Creek, Raleigh County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Beckley to McCreery)
 Ski Areas Near Camp Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 6 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 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 , 93 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Camp Creek:
Holiday Inn Express PRINCETON/I-77, Princeton , 7 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Princeton , 8 miles away
Quality Inn Princeton, Princeton , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Princeton, Princeton , 8 miles away
Days Inn Princeton, Princeton , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Camp Creek:
Camp Creek State Forest, Camp Creek, 2 miles away
Camp Creek State Park - Blue Jay, Camp Creek, 2 miles away
Camp Creek State Park - Mash Fork, Camp Creek, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Camp Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 23 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 23 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 4 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Camp Creek:
High Country Club, Princeton , 7 miles away
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 13 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Camp Creek
Lake Shawnee, Mercer , 5 miles away
Ada Lake, Mercer , 12 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 15 miles away

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