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West Virginia whitewater, Keeney's Creek

Fayette county, to New River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     0.75 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Oak Hill, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Fayette County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers
    in this state are suitable for beginners. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll
find lots of paddling rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The to New River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. This stretch of Keeney's Creek in Fayette County is 0.75 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch is very  
short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times.

Briefly about the general area:
All our national parks are nice sites to stop at, and Bluestone National Scenic River is no exception. Dudleys Dip Rapids is a perfect local attraction; spots like Babcock State Park are tremendous to stop by. This river has it all. While you're here at Keeney's Creek you can take a hike along the Carnifex Trail; Hawks Nest State Park is a good spot to pop by. On a great day at Keeney's Creek you can take a hike along the Way Back Trail, and do put some time aside to spend at Keeneys Rapids if you're here at Keeney's Creek.

Keeney's Creek, to New River 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 Keeney's Creek.
 Whitewater Near Keeney's Creek:
Keeney's Creek, Fayette County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (to New River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Class VI - Mountain River, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Hopewell Road bridge to Ansted)
Manns Creek, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.6 miles long (Confluence with Glade Creek to Confluence with New River)
Manns Creek, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.7 miles long (Babcock State Park to confluence with Glade Creek)
New River, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6.5 miles long (Cunard to Fayette Station)
Glade Creek - Manns Creek Tributary, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.9 miles long (Babcock State Park to confluence with Manns Creek)
Wolf Creek, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.1 miles long (Reservoir to New River)
New River, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Thurmond to Cunard)
 Ski Areas Near Keeney's Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 25 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 80 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Keeney's Creek:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Keeney's Creek:
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 6 miles away
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 7 miles away
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 9 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Keeney's Creek:
Cooter's Cabins and Campin, Fayetteville, 2 miles away
New River Gorge Campground, Fayetteville, 2 miles away
New River Gorge National River-Southside Trail Camp, Thurmond, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Keeney's Creek:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 11 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Keeney's Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 12 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 12 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 4 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 8 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Keeney's Creek:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 6 miles away
Hawks Nest Golf Course, Gauley Bridge , 14 miles away
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Keeney's Creek
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 14 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 15 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 16 miles away

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