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West Virginia whitewater, Little Kanawha River

Upshur county, Arlington to Ingo section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     5.4 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The natural beauty of Upshur County and the water flowing gracefully down Little Kanawha River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in is not too far from Clarksburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further
    down the page. The Arlington to Ingo stretch of Little Kanawha River in West Virginia is 5.4 miles long and is a class III-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This river system is full of great paddling
stretches, the Arlington to Ingo stretch is just one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. 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. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Kanawha Head come to Little Kanawha River, and there is a nice hiking trail close by called the Reverie Trail. A trip to Holly River State Park invigorates the spirit; close by you discover the High Rock Trail which is a nice hiking trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Little Kanawha River, and during the night it cools down to the 60's.

Little Kanawha River, Arlington to Ingo 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 Kanawha River.
 Whitewater Near Little Kanawha River:
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.4 miles long (Arlington to Ingo)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.7 miles long (Holly Grove to Arlington)
Holly River - Left Fork, Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.3 miles long (Hacker Valley to Mill Dam)
Holly River - Laurel Fork of Left Fork, Webster County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 2.5 miles long (Holly River State Park to confluence with Left Fork)
Buckhannon River, Upshur County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.4 miles long (Alexander to Tenmile)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster/Braxton County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.8 miles long (Confluence of Grassy Creek to confluence of Left Fork)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Jumbo to confluence of Grassy Creek)
Little Kanawha River, Braxton County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 0.1 miles long (at Falls Mill)
Sugar Creek, Webster County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1.8 miles long (Confluence of Little Sugar Creek to confluence of Back Fork of Elk)
Elk River - Back Fork, Webster County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.6 miles long (Confluence of Sugar Creek to Big Sycamore)
 Ski Areas Near Little Kanawha River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 34 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 57 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Little Kanawha River:
Burnsville Docks, Burnsville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Kanawha River:
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Weston, Weston , 13 miles away
Super 8 Weston WV, Weston , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WESTON, Weston , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Kanawha River:
Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley, 6 miles away
Pioneer Campground, French Creek, 9 miles away
Hillbilly Haven Log Cabin Rentals, Walkersville, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Little Kanawha River:
Reverie Trail, Webster , 6 miles away
High Rock Trail, Webster , 6 miles away
Salt Lick Trail, Webster , 7 miles away
Tramontane Trail, Webster , 7 miles away
Wilderness Trail, Webster , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Kanawha River:
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 7 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
Cedar Creek State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Kanawha River:
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 15 miles away
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 15 miles away
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Kanawha River
Stonecoal Reservoir, Lewis , 11 miles away
Lake Riley, Lewis , 18 miles away

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