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West Virginia whitewater, Greenbrier River

Greenbrier county, Spring Creek to Anthony section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I(III)     7.2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section of Greenbrier River in West Virginia is 7.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I(III) section. The put-in is not too far from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip.
    There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The nearby hotels are
a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Greenbrier River you can take a hike along the Big Run Trail, and if you're going to from Renick, you won't be the only one. On a good day at Greenbrier
River you can take a hike along the Greenbrier River Trail. All the water falling down from the sky makes Greenbrier River a wet place. The month with most of the rain is July, and the driest of the months is January. For the period of the summer months at Greenbrier River temperatures are commonly in the 80's with nighttime lows in the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's, and after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Greenbrier River sink into the 10's.


Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Greenbrier River.
 Whitewater Near Greenbrier River:
Robbins Run, Greenbrier County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 2.8 miles long (Confluence of Boggs Run to Confluence of Spring Creek)
Spring Creek, Greenbrier County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.4 miles long (Cordova to one mile below confluence of Robbins Run)
Cherry River - South Fork, Nicholas/Greenbrier County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Beech Lick Run to Richwood)
Cherry River - North Fork, Nicholas/Greenbrier County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Third West Virginia 39 and 55 Bridge to Richwood)
Cranberry River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Above Cranberry Rec Area to Cranberry Rec Area)
Cranberry River, Pocahontas/Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Cranberry Recreation Area to Big Rock)
Anthony Creek, Greenbrier County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.4 miles long (Blue Bend Recreation Area to confluence of Greenbrier River)
Elk River, Randolph/Webster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 11.8 miles long (Elk Springs to Bergoo)
Little Laurel Creek, Greenbrier/Nicholas County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.1 miles long (CR39/11 to confluence with Cherry River)
Cherry River, Nicholas County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Watergate Inn to Gauley River)
 Ski Areas Near Greenbrier River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 36 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 57 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 86 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 99 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Greenbrier River:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 14 miles away
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEWISBURG, Lewisburg , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Greenbrier River:
North Bend, Richwood, 10 miles away
Blue Bend Rec Area - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 11 miles away
Summit Lake Campground, Greenbrier County, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Greenbrier River:
Big Run Trail, Greenbrier , 6 miles away
Greenbrier River Trail, Greenbrier , 7 miles away
Snodgrass Run Trail, Greenbrier , 7 miles away
Eagles Camp Trail, Pocahontas , 7 miles away
Pocahontas Trail, Pocahontas , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Greenbrier River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 55 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 55 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 18 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Greenbrier River:
Valley View Country Club, White Sulphur Springs , 13 miles away
Riverview Golf Range, Caldwell , 14 miles away
Oakhurst Links, White Sulphur Springs , 15 miles away

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