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West Virginia whitewater, Grassy Creek

Webster county, Orndoff Church to confluence with Right Fork of Holly River Close to Diana section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     4.5 miles
  The Orndoff Church to confluence with Right Fork of Holly River Close to Diana stretch of Grassy Creek in Webster County is 4.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Grassy Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. The Orndoff Church to confluence
    with Right Fork of Holly River Close to Diana section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. 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. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Getting your  
paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a great hiking trail close to Grassy Creek called the Salt Lick Trail, and Barrenshe Hollow is close at hand, and is a great place. The Tramontane Trail is a glorious hiking trail near Grassy Creek, and there are plenty of folks from Diana here. This river has so much to offer. Holly River State Park is both good and striking, and it's right next door to Grassy Creek. Grassy Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. July is the wettest month with most rain; the driest of the months is February.

Grassy Creek, Orndoff Church to confluence with Right Fork of Holly River Close to Diana road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Grassy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Grassy Creek:
Grassy Creek, Webster County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Orndoff Church to confluence with Right Fork of Holly River Close to Diana)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster/Braxton County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.8 miles long (Confluence of Grassy Creek to confluence of Left Fork)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Jumbo to confluence of Grassy Creek)
Elk River, Webster County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.3 miles long (Webster Springs to CR7)
Gauley River, Webster County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bolair to Donaldson)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 6 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.8 miles long (Big Sycamore to Webster Springs)
Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.6 miles long (Confluence with McAvoy Run to Erbacon)
Holly River - Left Fork, Webster County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.3 miles long (Hacker Valley to Mill Dam)
Williams River, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.1 miles long (Day Run Camping area to Tea Creek)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.6 miles long (Confluence of Sugar Creek to Big Sycamore)
 Ski Areas Near Grassy Creek:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 77 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Grassy Creek:
Bee Run Docks, Sutton , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Grassy Creek:
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 3 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Sutton Flatwoods, Sutton , 17 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Gassaway/Sutton, Gassaway , 22 miles away
Super 8 Weston WV, Weston , 26 miles away
Quality Inn Weston, Weston , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grassy Creek:
Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley, 9 miles away
Camp Caesar, Cowen, 10 miles away
Gerald R. Freeman, Hacker Valley, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Grassy Creek:
Tramontane Trail, Webster , 9 miles away
Salt Lick Trail, Webster , 9 miles away
High Rock Trail, Webster , 10 miles away
Reverie Trail, Webster , 10 miles away
Wilderness Trail, Webster , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grassy Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 60 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 60 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 32 miles away
Cedar Creek State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grassy Creek:
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Grassy Creek
Sutton Lake, Braxton , 18 miles away

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