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West Virginia whitewater, Deckers Creek

Monongalia county, Rt. 7 to Monongahela section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The natural beauty of Monongalia County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some
    kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. If you're coming from Morgantown it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further
down the page. The Rt. 7 to Monongahela stretch of Deckers Creek is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The campgrounds here at Deckers Creek are pretty good. Lodging is available near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Deckers Creek is
not far at all from Morgantown. Deckers Creek is a good site of typical rain. For the period of July this area sees the most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture. At Deckers Creek all through the summertime highs are in the 80's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's, and nighttime lows in the 10's for Deckers Creek.

Deckers Creek, Rt. 7 to Monongahela 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 Deckers Creek.
 Whitewater Near Deckers Creek:
Deckers Creek, Monongalia County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Rt. 7 to Monongahela)
Clay Run, Monongalia County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Junction with Quarry Run to Cheat Lake)
Deckers Creek, Monongalia County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV+(V+) - 5.8 miles long (Preston County line to West Virginia 7)
Deckers Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Masontown to Preston County line)
Fields Creek, Preston County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.6 miles long (West of Browns Mill to confluence of Three Fork Creek)
Whiteday Creek, Taylor Monongalia Marion County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.7 miles long (Confluence of Cherry Run to Monongahela River)
Bull Run, Preston County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.8 miles long (Bull Run to Cheat River)
Three Fork Creek, Preston/ Taylor County, 12 miles away
      Class I-IV - 12 miles long (Close to West Virginia 92 to Thornton)
Cheat River, Preston/Monongalia County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Jenkinsburg Bridge to Cheat Lake)
Sovern Run, Preston County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville)
 Ski Areas Near Deckers Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 64 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 91 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Deckers Creek:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 6 miles away
Two Rivers Marina & Campground, Dilliner , 7 miles away
Chuck's Boat Club, Mc Clellandtown , 15 miles away
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Deckers Creek:
SpringHill Suites Morgantown, Morgantown , 0 miles away
Euro-Suites Hotel, Morgantown , 2 miles away
Clarion Hotel Morgan, Morgantown , 2 miles away
The Chestnut Hotel, Morgantown , 2 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown, Morgantown , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deckers Creek:
Coopers Rock State Forest, Masontown, 9 miles away
Chestnut Ridge Regional Park, Lake Lynn, 11 miles away
Mount Morris Campground, Mount Morris, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deckers Creek:
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deckers Creek:
Scarlet Oaks Golf Course, Morgantown , 4 miles away
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 7 miles away
Mountaineer Golf Course, Morgantown , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Deckers Creek
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 7 miles away
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 8 miles away
Rock Lake, Marion , 15 miles away

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