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West Virginia whitewater, Dunloup Creek

Fayette county, Harvey to New River at Thurmond section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside West Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. This stretch of Dunloup Creek is 6 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This section is long
    enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting a good workout
and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The put-in is not too far from Oak Hill, if you're  
not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Hawks Nest State Park near Dunloup Creek is a tremendous thing to do; if you're dropping by from Minden, you won't be the only one. A good spot like Babcock State Park near Dunloup Creek is too delightful to leave out. Bluestone National Scenic River is one of the destinations close to Dunloup Creek that are good to go to. Through the long summer days at Dunloup Creek highs are usually in the 80's with night lows in the 60's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Dunloup Creek.

Dunloup Creek, Harvey to New River at Thurmond 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 Dunloup Creek.
 Whitewater Near Dunloup Creek:
Dunloup Creek, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harvey to New River at Thurmond)
New River, -blank- County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Thurmond to Cunard)
New River, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6.5 miles long (Cunard to Fayette Station)
Arbuckle Creek, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.7 miles long (Oak Hill to New)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Expeditions, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
New River, Fayette/Raleigh County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (McCreery to Thurmond)
Wolf Creek, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.1 miles long (Reservoir to New River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Class VI - Mountain River, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Hopewell Road bridge to Ansted)
 Ski Areas Near Dunloup Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 19 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Dunloup Creek:
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 4 miles away
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 6 miles away
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 6 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dunloup Creek:
ACE Adventure Center, Minden, 2 miles away
Appalachian Wildwaters Campground, Oak Hill, 3 miles away
Canyon Rim Ranch, Fayetteville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Dunloup Creek:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dunloup Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 4 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 4 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dunloup Creek:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 6 miles away
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 10 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Dunloup Creek
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 8 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 10 miles away
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 16 miles away

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