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West Virginia whitewater, Little Birch River

Braxton county, US 19 to confluence of Birch River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     3.6 miles
  This stretch of Little Birch River is 3.6 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Oak Hill it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nature scenery of Braxton County and the sparkling
    of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.
And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside West Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This is a somewhat short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general area:
During your tour to Little Birch River you'll meet
some folks from Birch River for sure. Little Birch River sees pretty high levels of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is July, and February is when it's the driest. High temperatures at Little Birch River during the summertime months are in the 80's. Summer overnight lows dip down to the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's, and nighttime lows during the winter for Little Birch River tend to be in the 10's.


Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Little Birch River.
 Whitewater Near Little Birch River:
Birch River, Nicholas/Braxton County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.5 miles long (Cora Brown Bridge to confluence of Diatter Run)
Birch River, Webster/Nicholas County, 9 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 8.8 miles long (Boggs to Birch River)
Big Beaver Creek, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.5 miles long (Craigsville to Gauley River)
Muddlety Creek, Nicholas County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (West Virginia 41 to Summersville Lake)
Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Webster/ Braxton County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.4 miles long (Erbacon to Centralia)
Gauley River, Webster/Nicholas County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.8 miles long (Camden-0n-Gauley to Curtin Bridge)
Gauley River, Nicholas County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.4 miles long (Curtin Bridge to confluence with Big Beaver Creek)
Panther Creek, Nicholas County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley River)
Williams River, Pocahontas County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.1 miles long (Day Run Camping area to Tea Creek)
Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Webster County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.6 miles long (Confluence with McAvoy Run to Erbacon)
 Ski Areas Near Little Birch River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 54 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 54 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 67 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 96 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 99 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Marinas Near Little Birch River:
Bee Run Docks, Sutton , 11 miles away
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Birch River:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Gassaway/Sutton, Gassaway , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Summersville, Summersville , 11 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 11 miles away
Super 8 Summersville, Summersville , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Birch River:
Summersville Music Park Campground, Summersville, 9 miles away
Holly Gray Park, Sutton, 10 miles away
Bee Run, Sutton, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Little Birch River:
Harris Siding Trail, Nicholas , 15 miles away
Perry Ridge Trail, Nicholas , 16 miles away
Hinkle Branch Trail, Nicholas , 17 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 18 miles away
Adkin Rockhouse Trail, Webster , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Birch River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 42 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 42 miles away
Cedar Creek State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Birch River
Sutton Lake, Braxton , 11 miles away
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 16 miles away

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