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West Virginia whitewater, Daugherty Run

Preston county, Co. Road 3-12 to Cheat River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     6 miles
  The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The put-in is not too far from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Daugherty Run beats anything.
    Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section of Daugherty Run in West Virginia is 6 miles long and it is classified
as a class V section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general
The dominant characteristic in the vicinity is the Briery Mountains; you'll most likely meet some people from Terra Alta here. An average amount of rain falls at Daugherty Run. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain, and February is when it's the driest. During the warm months at Daugherty Run temperatures are generally in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's, and all through the dark hours in the wintertime at Daugherty Run temperatures dip to the 20's.

Daugherty Run, Co. Road 3-12 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 Daugherty Run.
 Whitewater Near Daugherty Run:
Elsey Run, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.4 miles long (from county road to Cheat River)
Daugherty Run, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Co. Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Orr to Route 26)
Saltlick Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Amblersburg to Rowlesburg)
Green's Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (CR 52 to Cheat River)
Beaver Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (CR 11/1 to confluence with Little Sandy Creek)
Morgan Run, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 1.6 miles long (Rt. 26 to Cheat River)
Pringle Run, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 0.5 miles long (Above Falls to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Daugherty Run:
Wisp, Maryland , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 28 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 63 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 67 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 81 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Daugherty Run:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 17 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Daugherty Run:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 7 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 15 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 15 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Daugherty Run:
Albright Campground, Albright, 5 miles away
Pine Hill Campground, Bruceton Mills, 7 miles away
Alyeska-Big Bear Lake, Bruceton Mills, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Daugherty Run:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 21 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 32 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Daugherty Run:
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 13 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Daugherty Run
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 14 miles away
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 16 miles away

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