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West Virginia whitewater, Little Laurel Creek

Greenbrier Nicholas county, CR39/11 to confluence with Cherry River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     5.1 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Oak Hill, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This stretch of Little Laurel Creek in West Virginia is 5.1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class
    II-IV section. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're
willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the playfulness  
of the water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
There's pleasant hiking along the Hinkle Branch Trail, and nearby you locate Huggins Hollow which is a fine location to explore. Good hiking is available along the Barrenshe Trail; if you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Richwood. This is a really good river. High temperatures at Little Laurel Creek during the warm days of summer are in the 80's. Summer night lows descend down to the 60's. All through the winter highs are ordinarily in the 40's, and after the sun is down all through the winter temperatures at Little Laurel Creek drop into the 20's.

Little Laurel Creek, CR39/11 to confluence with Cherry 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 Laurel Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Laurel Creek:
Cherry River, Nicholas County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Watergate Inn to Gauley River)
Little Laurel Creek, Greenbrier/Nicholas County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.1 miles long (CR39/11 to confluence with Cherry River)
Elk River, Randolph/Webster County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 11.8 miles long (Elk Springs to Bergoo)
Laurel Creek - Cherry Tributary, Nicholas County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Jetsville to Fenwick)
Cherry River - South Fork, Nicholas/Greenbrier County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Beech Lick Run to Richwood)
Cranberry River, Nicholas County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Big Rock Camping Area to Gauley River)
Cherry River - North Fork, Nicholas/Greenbrier County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Third West Virginia 39 and 55 Bridge to Richwood)
Gauley River, Nicholas County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.4 miles long (Curtin Bridge to confluence with Big Beaver Creek)
Panther Creek, Nicholas County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Confluence with Jim's Branch to confluence with Gauley River)
Big Clear Creek, Greenbrier County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (CR 1 bridge to Anjean)
 Ski Areas Near Little Laurel Creek:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 52 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 88 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 91 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Little Laurel Creek:
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 20 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 21 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 21 miles away
Super 8 Summersville, Summersville , 21 miles away
Quality Inn Summersville, Summersville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Laurel Creek:
Big Rock Campground, Nicholas County, 5 miles away
North Bend, Richwood, 7 miles away
Summit Lake Campground, Greenbrier County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Little Laurel Creek:
Barrenshe Trail, Nicholas , 5 miles away
Hinkle Branch Trail, Nicholas , 5 miles away
Perry Ridge Trail, Nicholas , 6 miles away
Bee Run Trail, Nicholas , 6 miles away
Harris Siding Trail, Nicholas , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Laurel Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 46 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 46 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 28 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 29 miles away
Holly River State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Laurel Creek:
Mountain View Golf Course, Webster Springs , 18 miles away

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