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West Virginia whitewater, Greenbrier River

Greenbrier Monroe county, Fort Spring to Alderson section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     6.1 miles
The Greenbrier can pretty much be paddled (very easily) in a canoe/kayak along it's entire length.† The sections from Alderson to The New River have some very hairy rapids.† Class III+. Says E. Meadows

There is a brand new (and long needed!)river access boat and canoe slide with steps at Fort Spring that goes down to a little beach--makes it easy to get to the river. Although you have listed this stretch of the river as Class I-II,
    I believe others have noted that there is some Class III whitewater on the fairly challenging Rattlesnake Rapids which are about halfway(?) down the run. Many have overturned their canoes on these rapids. This is a very
beautiful run on the gorgeous Greenbrier. Says vivian

The starting location is a reasonable drive from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The wonderful Greenbrier Monroe County scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here
worthwhile. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. 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. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. 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. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Fort Spring to Alderson section is just one of them.


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These outdoors activities are available near Greenbrier River.
 Whitewater Near Greenbrier River:
Muddy Creek - Greenbrier Tributary, Greenbrier County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Mill Creek Confluence to Greenbrier River confluence)
Greenbrier River, Summers County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 11.1 miles long (Talcott to Willowood bridge)
Big Creek, Summers County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (CR 10 bridge to Greenbrier River)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Summers County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Route 41 bridge at Kathryn to New River/Sandstone)
Indian Creek, Monroe County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Raines Corner to Greenville)
Lick Creek, Summers County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.8 miles long (Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River)
Greenbrier River, Summers County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Willowood bridge to Bellepoint)
Big Clear Creek, Greenbrier County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Anjean to Kessler)
Greenbrier River, Greenbrier County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Ronceve Route to Fort Spring)
Second Creek, Monroe/ Greenbrier County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (US 219 to confluence with Greenbrier River)
 Ski Areas Near Greenbrier River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 60 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Greenbrier River:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 1 miles away
 Hotels Near Greenbrier River:
Motel M Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEWISBURG, Lewisburg , 17 miles away
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 17 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 17 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Greenbrier River:
Greenbrier River Campground, Alderson, 2 miles away
Greenbrier River Co, Ronceverte, 12 miles away
Second Creek Campground, Ronceverte, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Greenbrier River:
Allegheny Trail, Monroe , 16 miles away
Alleheny Trail, Monroe , 16 miles away
Falt Peter Trail, Giles , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Greenbrier River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 36 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 36 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Greenbrier River:
Lewisburg Elks Country Club, Lewisburg , 14 miles away
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 16 miles away
Fountain Springs Golf Course, Peterstown , 19 miles away

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