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West Virginia whitewater, Howard Creek

Greenbrier county, Hart Run to Confluence of Greenbrier River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     3.1 miles
  The Hart Run to Confluence of Greenbrier River stretch of Howard Creek is 3.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very
    popular destination. Howard Creek doesn't have a lot of paddling sections, the Hart Run to Confluence of Greenbrier River section is the only one. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful scenery
of West Virginia and the cool fresh water have people coming here. If you're coming from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not
take a refreshing hike along the Youngs Nature Trail; Greenbrier State Forest is a magnificent spot to stretch your legs a bit. Howard Creek is right by the South Boundary Trail, and Howard Creek is not far at all from Caldwell. This river is so wonderful. If you're here, you might as well explore Dynamite Hollow, and do take some time to stop by Greenbrier State Forest since you're here. Moncove Lake State Park is a charming place any time of year. Howard Creek commonly gets much rainfall. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest of the months is January.


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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Howard Creek.
 Whitewater Near Howard Creek:
Little Kanawha River - Right Fork, Upshur Webster Lewis Braxton County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Cleveland to confluence with Little Kanawha River)
Greenbrier River, Greenbrier County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Ronceve Route to Fort Spring)
Second Creek, Monroe/ Greenbrier County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (US 219 to confluence with Greenbrier River)
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 26.5 miles long (Route 603 8.0 miles to Crows)
Second Creek, Monroe County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Hollywood to US 219 bridge)
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 10 miles away
      Class I-IV - 18.5 miles long (Crows to Jackson River)
Anthony Creek, Greenbrier County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.4 miles long (Blue Bend Recreation Area to confluence of Greenbrier River)
Potts Creek, Craig/ Alleghany County, 12 miles away
      Class I-IV - 32.5 miles long (Route 311 to Route 18)
Ogle Creek, Alleghany County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.7 miles long (Route 661 to Dunlap Creek)
Greenbrier River, Greenbrier County, 17 miles away
      Class I(III) - 7.2 miles long (Spring Creek to Anthony)
 Ski Areas Near Howard Creek:
The Homestead, Virginia , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 54 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 93 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 96 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 97 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Howard Creek:
Hampton Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 6 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEWISBURG, Lewisburg , 6 miles away
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Howard Creek:
Greenbrier State Forest, Caldwell, 2 miles away
Pleasant Valley Campground, White Sulphur Springs, 3 miles away
Camp Shaw-mi-del-eca, Caldwell, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Howard Creek:
Youngs Nature Trail, Greenbrier , 2 miles away
South Boundary Trail, Greenbrier , 8 miles away
Coles Mountain Trail, Greenbrier , 9 miles away
Blue Bend Loop Trail, Greenbrier , 10 miles away
Peach Orchard Trail, Greenbrier , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Howard Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 53 miles away
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 57 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 1 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 7 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Howard Creek:
Riverview Golf Range, Caldwell , 4 miles away
Oakhurst Links, White Sulphur Springs , 6 miles away
Valley View Country Club, White Sulphur Springs , 7 miles away

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