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West Virginia whitewater, Lick Creek

Summers county, Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     5.8 miles
  This stretch of Lick Creek in West Virginia is 5.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-V section of whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Oak Hill, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections
    in this state are pretty easy. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. The beautiful scenery of Summers County and the water flowing gracefully down Lick Creek
will make you feel great. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River stretch is one of them. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. You might have to settle for a hotel a  
bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Lick Creek is in the vicinity of Babcock State Park which is a pretty spot, and a good site nearby is Dark Hollow. You certainly have to have a look at Bluestone State Park if you're here at Lick Creek, and since you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Green Sulphur Springs. This river is a great place to visit. All the water falling down from the sky makes Lick Creek a wet place. Through July this area sees the most rain, and February on the other hand is the driest.

Lick Creek, Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of 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 Lick Creek.
 Whitewater Near Lick Creek:
Lick Creek, Summers County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.8 miles long (Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River)
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
Meadow Creek, Fayette Summers County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.7 miles long (Meadow Bridge to Meadow Creek)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Summers County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Route 41 bridge at Kathryn to New River/Sandstone)
Fall Branch, Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls)
Big Creek, Summers County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (CR 10 bridge to Greenbrier River)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
Greenbrier River, Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Willowood bridge to Bellepoint)
Little Wolf Creek, Summers County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (CR 14 Bridge to Greenbrier River)
 Ski Areas Near Lick Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 21 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Lick Creek:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Lick Creek:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 15 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 18 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 21 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 22 miles away
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lick Creek:
Bluestone Country Store and Camp, Hinton, 7 miles away
Bass Lake Park, Hinton, 7 miles away
New River Gorge National River-Glade Creek, Layland, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lick Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 22 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 22 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lick Creek:
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 7 miles away
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 15 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Lick Creek
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 16 miles away

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