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West Virginia whitewater, Cranberry River

Pocahontas Webster county, Above Cranberry Rec Area to Cranberry Rec Area section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     15 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. If you're coming from Oak Hill it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come
    here and paddle. The Above Cranberry Rec Area to Cranberry Rec Area stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The Above Cranberry Rec Area to Cranberry Rec Area section of Cranberry River in West Virginia
is 15 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-V section. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this  
general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camp stove too.

Briefly about the general area:
The Birchlog Trail offers hiking at its best, and Cranberry River is right by the Pocahontas Trail. Throughout the summertime here at Cranberry River, high temperatures frequently get into the 80's with overnight lows in the 50's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Cranberry River are in the 10's. Cranberry River sees pretty high levels of precipitation.

Cranberry River, Above Cranberry Rec Area to Cranberry Rec Area 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 Cranberry River.
 Whitewater Near Cranberry River:
Williams River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Three Forks of Williams to Gauley River)
Cherry River - North Fork, Nicholas/Greenbrier County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Third West Virginia 39 and 55 Bridge to Richwood)
Cranberry River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Above Cranberry Rec Area to Cranberry Rec Area)
Cranberry River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Cranberry Recreation Area to Big Rock)
Cherry River - South Fork, Nicholas/Greenbrier County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Beech Lick Run to Richwood)
Gauley River, Webster County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Confluence with Turkey Fork to Bolair)
Robbins Run, Greenbrier County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 2.8 miles long (Confluence of Boggs Run to Confluence of Spring Creek)
Cranberry River, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Big Rock Camping Area to Gauley River)
Williams River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11 miles long (Tea Creek to Three Forks of Williams)
Gauley River, Webster County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bolair to Donaldson)
 Ski Areas Near Cranberry River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 28 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 63 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 76 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 99 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Cranberry River:
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 19 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 25 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 25 miles away
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 25 miles away
Hampton Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cranberry River:
Summit Lake Campground, Greenbrier County, 5 miles away
North Bend, Richwood, 5 miles away
Cranberry Campground, Webster County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Cranberry River:
Birchlog Trail, Pocahontas , 1 miles away
Pocahontas Trail, Webster , 2 miles away
Tumbling Rock Trail, Pocahontas , 2 miles away
Little Fork Trail, Webster , 3 miles away
North South Trail, Pocahontas , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cranberry River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 58 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 58 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cranberry River:
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 13 miles away

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