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West Virginia whitewater, Lunice Creek

Grant county, West Virginia 42 to US220 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     7.3 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Cumberland, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The West Virginia 42 to US220 stretch of Lunice Creek in Grant
    County is 7.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There are some good
stretches to paddle in this river system, the West Virginia 42 to US220 stretch is one of them. 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. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people  
from near and far. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Ebb Spring is always fun to check out, and Lunice Creek is not far at all from Petersburg. Going for a hike on the North Fork Mountain Trail is always a great adventure, and you can go for a hike on the Loop Trail. This is such a fun river. All through the long summer days highs here at Lunice Creek get into the 70's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. All through the winter highs are in the 30's, and nighttime lows throughout the wintertime for Lunice Creek tend to be in the 10's.

Lunice Creek, West Virginia 42 to US220 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 Lunice Creek.
 Whitewater Near Lunice Creek:
Lunice Creek, Grant County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.3 miles long (West Virginia 42 to US220)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant/ Hardy County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 18.8 miles long (US 220 South of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield)
Lunice Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Confluence of Shell Run to confluence of North Fork and South Fork)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Hardy County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Confluence of Shooks Run to Confluence of South Branch)
Patterson Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Scherr to Dam)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 16 miles long (Big Bend Campground to US220)
Potomac River - South Branch, Hardy/ Hampshire County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Hardy County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Milam bridge to confluence of Shooks Run)
Stony River, Grant County, 14 miles away
      Class III+ - 7.6 miles long (Vepco Dam to Route 50)
Stony River, Grant County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.7 miles long (Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Lunice Creek:
Timberline, West Virginia , 19 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 22 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 27 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 33 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 42 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 61 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Lunice Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 21 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 29 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 33 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 33 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg, Frostburg , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lunice Creek:
Riverside Cabins and RV Park (Formerly Scott's Cabins and RV Park), Fisher, 6 miles away
Big Bend - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 11 miles away
Jess Judy Group, Cabins, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Lunice Creek:
North Fork Mountain Trail, Grant , 9 miles away
Loop Trail, Grant , 11 miles away
Redman Trail, Grant , 12 miles away
South Branch Trail, Pendleton , 14 miles away
Blackbird Knob Trail, Tucker , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lunice Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 50 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lunice Creek:
Capon Springs & Farms, Capon Springs , 6 miles away
Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Lunice Creek
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 14 miles away

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