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West Virginia whitewater, Little Kanawha River

Braxton county, at Falls Mill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     0.1 miles
  The scenic beauty of Braxton County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you're coming from Clarksburg it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The at Falls Mill stretch of Little Kanawha River in Braxton County is 0.1 miles long and it is classified as a class IV section by American Whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have
    to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking,
either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the at Falls Mill stretch is just one of many. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. This is an extremely short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother  
nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the High Rock Trail is always a great adventure, and Little Kanawha River is not far at all from Napier. There are good sites to discover along the Salt Lick Trail. Summertime highs at Little Kanawha River regularly tend to be in the 80's, and the overnight is rather cooler of course, regularly in the 60's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 30's, and during the dark hours in the winter at Little Kanawha River temperatures descend to the 10's. Little Kanawha River is a wet location that gets a large amount of rain.

Little Kanawha River, at Falls Mill 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, Braxton County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 0.1 miles long (at Falls Mill)
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)
Holly River - Left Fork, Webster County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.3 miles long (Hacker Valley to Mill Dam)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster/Braxton County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.8 miles long (Confluence of Grassy Creek to confluence of Left Fork)
Holly River - Right Fork, Webster County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Jumbo to confluence of Grassy Creek)
Little Kanawha River, Upshur County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.4 miles long (Arlington to Ingo)
Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Webster/ Braxton County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.4 miles long (Erbacon to Centralia)
Grassy Creek, Webster County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Orndoff Church to confluence with Right Fork of Holly River Close to Diana)
Laurel Creek - Elk River Tributary, Webster County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.6 miles long (Confluence with McAvoy Run to Erbacon)
Birch River, Webster/Nicholas County, 17 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 8.8 miles long (Boggs to Birch River)
 Ski Areas Near Little Kanawha River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 64 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 74 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 81 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 92 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Little Kanawha River:
Burnsville Docks, Burnsville , 8 miles away
Bee Run Docks, Sutton , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Kanawha River:
Days Inn & Suites Sutton Flatwoods, Sutton , 9 miles away
Serenity Now, Snowshoe , 12 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Gassaway/Sutton, Gassaway , 15 miles away
Super 8 Weston WV, Weston , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Weston, Weston , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Kanawha River:
Bulltown, Napier, 2 miles away
Riffle Run, Burnsville, 5 miles away
Gerald R. Freeman, Hacker Valley, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Little Kanawha River:
High Rock Trail, Webster , 15 miles away
Salt Lick Trail, Webster , 15 miles away
Reverie Trail, Webster , 15 miles away
Tramontane Trail, Webster , 15 miles away
Wilderness Trail, Webster , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Kanawha River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 63 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 63 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
Cedar Creek State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Kanawha River:
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Kanawha River
Sutton Lake, Braxton , 12 miles away
Lake Riley, Lewis , 13 miles away
Stonecoal Reservoir, Lewis , 17 miles away

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