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West Virginia whitewater, Little River

Pocahontas county, FS 17 to Burner section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     3 miles
  This stretch of Little River is 3 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Staunton-Waynesboro it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Little River will make you feel great. If you're a camper you can camp
    at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large
number of good spots. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Little River is next to Reservoir Hollow which is positively worth a visit. The Burner Mountain Trail offers hiking at its best, and there are plenty of people from Bartow here at Little River. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Why not take a refreshing hike along the East Fork Trail, and Seneca State Forest is a good place to go. Everybody loves Monongahela National Forest. At Little River during the summer months highs are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 50's. High temperatures throughout the winter are normally in the 30's, and nighttime lows in the 10's for Little River.

Little River, FS 17 to Burner 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 River.
 Whitewater Near Little River:
Little River, Pocahontas County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (FS 17 to Burner)
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Island Campground to confluence with West Fork at Durbin)
Greenbrier River - East Fork, Pocahontas County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.1 miles long (FS 51 to Island Campground)
Laurel Fork, Highland VA : Pendleton WV County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 9.5 miles long (Route 642 to Virginia/West Virginia State line)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Durbin to Hosterman)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.9 miles long (Burner to confluence of East Fork at Durbin)
Potomac River - South Branch, Highland County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (Confluence of Straight Creek to state line)
Potomac River - Laurel Fork of North Fork of South Branch, Highland VA: Pendleton WV County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (State line to confluence of Straight Fork)
Greenbrier River - West Fork, Pocahontas County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (Wildell to Burner)
Roaring Creek, Preston County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 6.1 miles long (County Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Little River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 19 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 63 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 67 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 68 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Little River:
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 20 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 21 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 23 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 23 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little River:
Buffalo Lake Dispersed, Bartow, 1 miles away
Island Campground, Pocahontas County, 3 miles away
Little River Campground, Pocahontas County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Little River:
Burner Mountain Trail, Pocahontas , 4 miles away
East Fork Trail, Pocahontas , 5 miles away
Span Oak Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
Rattlesnake Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
Hinkle Run Trail, Pocahontas , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little River:
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away

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