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West Virginia whitewater, Little Sandy Creek

Preston county, Rt. 68 to Route 26 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     9.3 miles
  The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The Rt. 68 to Route 26 section of Little Sandy Creek in West Virginia is 9.3 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. A good workout and just hanging out
    with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. 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. This river system has a few good
paddling sections and the Rt. 68 to Route 26 section is one of them. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a short drive from Morgantown, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general
Take a hike on the Mile Trail, and if you're going to from Bruceton Mills, you won't be the only one. Have a nice hiking adventure along the Great Gorge Trail. Little Sandy Creek is a good place of typical rainfall. Most of the rain falls throughout July while February is mostly the driest month. Throughout the summertime, highs generally are in the 80's at Little Sandy Creek. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 60's. Throughout the winter this place gets highs in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Little Sandy Creek through the wintertime frequently descend into the 10's.

Little Sandy Creek, Rt. 68 to Route 26 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 Sandy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Sandy Creek:
Beaver Creek, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (CR 11/1 to confluence with Little Sandy Creek)
Laurel Run, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big Sandy Creek)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.35 miles long (Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Rt. 68 to Route 26)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.8 miles long (Bruceton Mills to Rockville)
Fike Run, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.8 miles long (to Gibbon Glade Run)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston WV / Fayette/PA County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Pennsylvania-West Virginia State Line to Bruceton Mills)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Orr to Route 26)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.3 miles long (Rockville to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Little Sandy Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 17 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 35 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 71 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 72 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Little Sandy Creek:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 15 miles away
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 18 miles away
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Sandy Creek:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 11 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 16 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites UNIONTOWN, Uniontown , 17 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Sandy Creek:
Alyeska-Big Bear Lake, Bruceton Mills, 1 miles away
Chestnut Ridge Regional Park and Campground, Bruceton Mills, 2 miles away
Sand Springs Camping Area Chestnut Ridge Regional Park, Bruceton Mills, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Little Sandy Creek:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 12 miles away
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Sandy Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 29 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 36 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Sandy Creek:
Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown , 15 miles away
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 18 miles away
Duck Hollow Golf Club, Uniontown , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Sandy Creek
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 16 miles away
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 16 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 18 miles away

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