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West Virginia whitewater, Cheat River - Shavers Fork

Pocahontas Randolph county, Spruce to US Route 250 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     17.4 miles
  The Spruce to US Route 250 section of Cheat River - Shavers Fork in West Virginia is 17.4 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Clarksburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Pocahontas / Randolph County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. This section is
    long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are so many sections
to paddle in this river system, the Spruce to US Route 250 section is just one of many. 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. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so you'd better  
keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
The good folks of Huttonsville like to hang out nearby; Cass Railroad State Park is both perfect and wonderful. Go for a hike on the Little Mountain Trail, and Greathouse Hollow is positively a perfect location to visit. This river has it all. Really delightful skiing awaits you at Snowshoe; don't leave Cheat River - Shavers Fork without first going for a hike along the Stonecoal Hunter Access Trail.

Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Spruce to US Route 250 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 - Shavers Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Hosterman to Cass)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pocahontas / Randolph County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.4 miles long (Spruce to US Route 250)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pochantas / Randolph County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (US Route 250 to MCamp Groundee Run)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Durbin to Hosterman)
Deer Creek, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.4 miles long (Confluence with North Fork of Deer Creek to confluence with Greenbrier River)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Cass to Clover Lick)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (Valley Head to US 219)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.7 miles long (confluence of Elkwater Fork to Huttonsville)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (MCamp Groundee Run to Bemis)
 Ski Areas Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 8 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 42 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 45 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 67 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 75 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 80 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 81 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 91 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 94 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 18 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 20 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 22 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 22 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Becky Creek Wildlife Management Area, Huttonsville, 5 miles away
Whittaker Campground, Cass, 7 miles away
Tygart Valley Campground, Huttonsville, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Little Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
Stonecoal Hunter Access Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
McGee Run Trail, Randolph , 8 miles away
Whitmeadow Hunter Access Trail, Randolph , 8 miles away
Laurel Run Trail, Randolph , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 5 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 8 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork:
Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe, Snowshoe , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Cheat River - Shavers Fork
Lake Sam Hill, Pocahontas , 15 miles away

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