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West Virginia whitewater, Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary

Barbour county, West Virginia 38 to Tygart River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     5.8 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary is 5.8 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system,
    there are a few others too. There aren’t any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The sections for whitewater
rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. The campgrounds here at Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary are pretty good.

about the general area:
Moats Hollow is a good site to spend some time at, and a glorious spot like Audra State Park is too perfect to leave out. Here at Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary you'll perhaps meet some people from Moatsville, and a tour here wouldn’t be complete without a spree to close by Tygart Lake State Park. At this river you will always have a good time. The warmest time of the year at Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Through the moonlight hours it's usually in the 60's. Highs all through the wintertime are regularly in the 30's, and after the sun is down all through the wintertime temperatures at Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary descend into the 10's.

Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, West Virginia 38 to Tygart River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary:
Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, Barbour County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.8 miles long (West Virginia 38 to Tygart River)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Above Arden to Big Cove Run)
Teter Creek, Barbour County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Nestorville to Tygart River)
Sandy Creek, Barbour/ Taylor County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 3.3 miles long (Bridge at Hiram to Tygart Reservoir)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 11.8 miles long (Belington to Buckhannon River)
Sandy Creek, Barbour/ Taylor/ Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.1 miles long (Bridge on West Virginia 92 to bridge at Hiram)
Middle Fork, Barbour County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph/Barbour County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.4 miles long (Aggregates to confluence with Beaver Creek)
Middle Fork, Barbour/Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park)
Buckhannon River, Barbour County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Rangoon to Tygart Junction)
 Ski Areas Near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 39 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 41 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 47 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 86 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary:
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary:
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 16 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 16 miles away
Red Roof Inn Fairmont, Fairmont , 17 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary:
Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Simpson, 6 miles away
Teter Creek Wildlife Management Area, Montrose, 8 miles away
Grafton City Park, Grafton, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary:
South Haddix Trail, Tucker , 15 miles away
Pheasant Mountain Trail, Tucker , 16 miles away
Shingle Tree Trail, Tucker , 17 miles away
Shingle Tree Run Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary:
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 5 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary:
Tygart Lake Public Golf Course, Grafton , 10 miles away
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 17 miles away
Green Hills Country Club, Fairmont , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary
Rock Lake, Marion , 13 miles away

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