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West Virginia whitewater, Cheat River - Dry Fork

Randolph Tucker county, Jenningston to Hendricks section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     12 miles
  If you're coming from Morgantown it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The Jenningston to Hendricks stretch of Cheat River - Dry Fork in Randolph/ Tucker County is 12 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. A good workout and a chance to spend
    some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Jenningston to Hendricks stretch is just one of many. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but
why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside West Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that  
around here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
The Mountain Side Trail offers hiking at its best, and a short tour to Lester Falnagan Spring is always worthwhile. A journey to Cheat River - Dry Fork wouldn’t be complete without a tour to nearby Blackwater Falls State Park. A tour to Cheat River - Dry Fork wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Kent Lambert Spring. There are plenty of folks from Red Creek here at Cheat River - Dry Fork.

Cheat River - Dry Fork, Jenningston to Hendricks 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 Cheat River - Dry Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Red Run, Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Jenningston to Hendricks)
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.9 miles long (CR 12 bridge Close to Sully to confluence of Dry Fork Close to Gladwin)
Cheat River - Black Fork, Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Confluence of Blackwater River and Dry Fork at Hendricks to confluence of Shavers Fork)
Otter Creek, Tucker County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Big Springs Gap to Cheat River)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (North Fork Confluence to Hendricks)
Otter Creek, Randolph / Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (to Big Spring Gap)
Cheat River - Laurel Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (US 33 Bridge to Cheat River Dry Fork)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.4 miles long (Blackwater Falls to North Fork Confluence)
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.9 miles long (US 33 Bridge to CR 12 bridge Close to Sully)
 Ski Areas Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 11 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 13 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 43 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 66 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 67 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 19 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 20 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Blackwater Falls State Park, Thomas, 7 miles away
Five River Campgrounds, Parsons, 8 miles away
Horseshoe, Hambleton, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Mountain Side Trail, Tucker , 1 miles away
Bennet Rock Trail, Tucker , 2 miles away
Limerock Trail, Tucker , 3 miles away
Flat Rock Trail, Tucker , 3 miles away
Canyon Rim Trail, Tucker , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 7 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 27 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cheat River - Dry Fork:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 8 miles away

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