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West Virginia whitewater, Little Bluestone River & Tributaries

Summers county, Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+     2.2 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Beckley, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The campgrounds here at Little Bluestone River & Tributaries are pretty good. The Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River section of Little Bluestone River & Tributaries in West Virginia is 2.2 miles long and is a class II-III+ section of whitewater
    according to American Whitewater. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River section is just one of them. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you
want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots  
in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Little Bluestone River & Tributaries it's always fun to check out Bluestone State Park, and close by you find great places like Tony Hollow. Little Beaver State Park is a splendid site to stretch your legs a bit, and if you're visiting from Jumping Branch, you won't be the only one. This is such a wonderful river. You can never get enough of the wonderful skiing at Winterplace.

Little Bluestone River & Tributaries, Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone 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 Little Bluestone River & Tributaries.
 Whitewater Near Little Bluestone River & Tributaries:
Little Bluestone River & Tributaries, Summers County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.2 miles long (Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River)
Pipestem Creek, Summers County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Tom Honaker Road to Bluestone Lake)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
Mountain Creek, Mercer County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (CR 4 bridge to Bluestone River)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek)
Fall Branch, Raleigh County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls)
Bluestone, Mercer/Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 21.3 miles long (Eads Mill to Bluestone State Park)
Little Wolf Creek, Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (CR 14 Bridge to Greenbrier River)
 Ski Areas Near Little Bluestone River & Tributaries:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 10 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 79 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
 Hotels Near Little Bluestone River & Tributaries:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 9 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Princeton, WV, Princeton , 13 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Princeton, Princeton , 13 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Princeton , 14 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Bluestone River & Tributaries:
Bluestone State Park, Nimitz, 3 miles away
Pipestem Mountaineer Retreat, Pipestem, 4 miles away
Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Bluestone River & Tributaries:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 3 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Bluestone River & Tributaries:
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 8 miles away
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 9 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Bluestone River & Tributaries
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 11 miles away
Lake Shawnee, Mercer , 15 miles away

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