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West Virginia whitewater, Deer Creek

Pocahontas county, Confluence with North Fork of Deer Creek to confluence with Greenbrier River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     5.4 miles
  This stretch of Deer Creek in West Virginia is 5.4 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The scenic beauty of Pocahontas County and the water flowing gracefully down Deer Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There arenít any hotels
    right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll
find lots of paddling spots. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The put-in location is a short drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, as you can see on the road map further down. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Confluence with North Fork of Deer Creek to confluence with Greenbrier River section is one of them. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad  
you came. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Cass Railroad State Park is a great place to go if you're at Deer Creek, and there's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby Snowshoe. On a great day at Deer Creek you can take a hike along the Little Mountain Trail; if you yearn for a little side tour, try Deer Creek Valley. This is such a wonderful river. If the weather is magnificent here at Deer Creek, you can go for a hike along the Peters Mountain Trail; don't leave without stopping by Seneca State Forest.

Deer Creek, Confluence with North Fork of Deer Creek to confluence with Greenbrier 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 Deer Creek.
 Whitewater Near Deer Creek:
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Cass to Clover Lick)
Deer Creek, Pocahontas County, 2 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, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.3 miles long (Hosterman to Cass)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pocahontas / Randolph County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.4 miles long (Spruce to US Route 250)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.7 miles long (Clover Lick to Laurel Run)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Durbin to Hosterman)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.9 miles long (Laurel Run to Marlinton)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pochantas / Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (US Route 250 to MCamp Groundee Run)
Back Creek - Jackson Tributary, Bath County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Bath County Pumped Storage Facility to Jackson River)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (Valley Head to US 219)
 Ski Areas Near Deer Creek:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 7 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 24 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 70 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 78 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 81 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 96 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 97 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
 Hotels Near Deer Creek:
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs , 22 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 25 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 27 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 28 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deer Creek:
Whittaker Campground, Cass, 3 miles away
Seven Mile Campground, Pocahontas County, 6 miles away
Bird Run Campground, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Deer Creek:
Peters Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 1 miles away
Little Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 5 miles away
Hill Top Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
Scarlet Oak Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
Paddy Knob Trail, Pocahontas , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deer Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 68 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 4 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 4 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deer Creek:
Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe, Snowshoe , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Deer Creek
Lake Sam Hill, Pocahontas , 9 miles away

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