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West Virginia whitewater, Meadow River

Nicholas Fayette county, Nallen to Route 19 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5 miles
very nice river, needs to be cleaned Says Robert

The starting point is not too far from Oak Hill, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The natural beauty of Nicholas/Fayette County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The nearby hotels are a bit away from
    the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Nallen to Route 19 Bridge stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't
matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The Nallen to Route 19 Bridge section of Meadow River in Nicholas/Fayette County is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. And of course, there are campgrounds  

Briefly about the general area:
Have a glorious hiking adventure along the Carnifex Trail; naturally, everybody loves Hawks Nest State Park. You'll meet a lot of people from Pool here; Babcock State Park is a pleasant spot. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. While you're here at Meadow River you can take a hike along the Way Back Trail. The high level of rainfall makes Meadow River a pretty wet place. All through July this area sees the most rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month. For the period of the summertime months at Meadow River highs are frequently in the 80's while overnight lows are commonly in the 60's.

Meadow River, Nallen to Route 19 Bridge 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 Meadow River.
 Whitewater Near Meadow River:
Meadow River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Nallen to Route 19 Bridge)
Meadow River, Fayette/ Nicholas County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Route 19 to confluence with Gauley River)
Glade Creek - Meadow River Tributary, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (County 60/12 bridge to Meadow River confluence)
Gauley River, Nicholas/ Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.8 miles long (Summersville Dam to Mason Branch)
Gauley River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Mason Branch to Bucklick Branch)
Manns Creek, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.7 miles long (Babcock State Park to confluence with Glade Creek)
Manns Creek, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.6 miles long (Confluence with Glade Creek to Confluence with New River)
Anglins Creek, Nicholas County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (CR 17/2 bridge to confluence of Meadow River)
Glade Creek - Manns Creek Tributary, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.9 miles long (Babcock State Park to confluence with Manns Creek)
Keeney's Creek, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (to New River)
 Ski Areas Near Meadow River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 65 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Meadow River:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Meadow River:
Econo Lodge Summersville, Summersville , 9 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 10 miles away
Super 8 Summersville, Summersville , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 10 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Meadow River:
Wilderness RV Campground, Mt. Lookout, 2 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area - Gauley Tailwaters, Mount Lookout, 5 miles away
Summersville Lake Retreat, Mt Nebo, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Meadow River:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 4 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Meadow River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 22 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 22 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Meadow River:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Meadow River
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 5 miles away

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