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West Virginia whitewater, Loop Creek

Fayette county, North Page to Deepwater section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III(V)     9.3 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Fayette County and the water flowing gracefully down Loop Creek make the trip here worthwhile. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Oak Hill, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further
    down the page. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking
or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. This section of Loop Creek in Fayette County is 9.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III(V) section.

Briefly about the general area:
Visiting Bluestone
National Scenic River is just something you need to do if you haven't yet; the smiling people of Deep Water like to hang out close by. A delightful site like Hawks Nest State Park in the neighborhood of Loop Creek is too good to leave out. The high level of rainfall makes Loop Creek a quite wet location. Through July this area sees the most rain; the driest month is October. For the period of the summer months at Loop Creek highs are mostly in the 80's while night lows are regularly in the 60's. All through the wintertime the highs are usually in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Loop Creek.

Loop Creek, North Page to Deepwater 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 Loop Creek.
 Whitewater Near Loop Creek:
Loop Creek, Fayette County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 9.3 miles long (North Page to Deepwater)
Armstrong Creek, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.1 miles long (Powellton to Kimberly)
Armstrong Creek - Powellton Fork, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (McDunn to Powellton)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 1.5 miles long (Beckwith to Cotton Hill)
New River, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge)
Paint Creek, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4.1 miles long (Mossy to Westerly)
Paint Creek, Fayette/ Kanawha County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Westerly to Burnwell)
Paint Creek, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.6 miles long (Laurel Grove Church to Mossy)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Expeditions, Fayette County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Arbuckle Creek, Fayette County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.7 miles long (Oak Hill to New)
 Ski Areas Near Loop Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 29 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 89 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 96 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Loop Creek:
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 10 miles away
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 10 miles away
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 11 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Loop Creek:
New River Campground, Gauley Bridge, 5 miles away
New River Campground, Gauley Bridge, 5 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area - Dam Site, Dothan, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Loop Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 13 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 13 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Loop Creek:
Hawks Nest Golf Course, Gauley Bridge , 5 miles away
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 11 miles away
Saddlebred Golf Club, Beckley , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Loop Creek
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 9 miles away
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 19 miles away

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