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West Virginia whitewater, Greenbrier River

Pocahontas county, Laurel Run to Marlinton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     9.9 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. The put-in location is a short drive from Roanoke, please print out a copy of the road map further down
    the page so you won’t get lost. The Laurel Run to Marlinton section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in
advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. The Laurel Run to Marlinton section of Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County is 9.9 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated  
and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Watoga State Park in the neighborhood of Greenbrier River is a great thing to do; you can have a splendid hiking adventure along the Buckley Mountain Trail. A visit to Cass Railroad State Park when you're here at Greenbrier River is never a bad idea; during your tour here you'll meet some people from Marlinton for sure. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Hiking along the Marlin Mountain Trail is good fun, and what would winter be without some skiing at Snowshoe.

Greenbrier River, Laurel Run to Marlinton 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 Greenbrier River.
 Whitewater Near Greenbrier River:
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.9 miles long (Laurel Run to Marlinton)
Elk River - Old Field Fork, Pocahontas County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Confluence of Crooked Fork to Slaty Fork)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.7 miles long (Clover Lick to Laurel Run)
Elk River, Pocahontas/Randolph County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.4 miles long (Slatyfork to Elk Springs)
Tea Creek, Pocahontas County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.9 miles long (Confluence of Right Fork to confluence with Williams River)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Cass to Clover Lick)
Williams River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 11 miles long (Tea Creek to Three Forks of Williams)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pocahontas / Randolph County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.4 miles long (Spruce to US Route 250)
Gauley River, Webster County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Confluence with South Fork to confluence with Turkey Fork)
Cranberry River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Above Cranberry Rec Area to Cranberry Rec Area)
 Ski Areas Near Greenbrier River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 10 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 20 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 60 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 62 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 79 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 90 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 94 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Greenbrier River:
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs , 21 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Covington, Covington , 25 miles away
Hampton Inn Covington VA, Covington , 26 miles away
Magnuson Hotel Mountain View, Covington , 27 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Covington, Covington , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Greenbrier River:
Watoga State Park, Marlinton, 2 miles away
Watoga State Park - Beaver Creek Camp Ground, Auto, 9 miles away
Handley Wildlife Management Area, Buckeye, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Greenbrier River:
Marlin Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 4 miles away
Buckley Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 5 miles away
Buckeye Trail, Pocahontas , 5 miles away
Brushy Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 7 miles away
Beaver Trail, Pocahontas , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Greenbrier River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 63 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Greenbrier River:
Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe, Snowshoe , 9 miles away
Lower Cascades Golf Club, Hot Springs , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Greenbrier River
Lake Sam Hill, Pocahontas , 7 miles away
Lake Moomaw, Alleghany , 18 miles away

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