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West Virginia whitewater, Meadow River

Fayette Nicholas county, Route 19 to confluence with Gauley River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     5 miles
  If you're coming from Oak Hill it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The Route 19 to confluence with Gauley River section
    of Meadow River is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V+ section. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. On this section you do get some distance,
you can easily run it on an afternoon. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beautiful scenery of Fayette/ Nicholas County and the water flowing gracefully down Meadow River have people coming here. The  
campgrounds here at Meadow River are pretty good. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
The Way Back Trail is a great hiking trail close to Meadow River, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Pillow Rock Rapids. If the weather is tremendous here at Meadow River, you can go for a hike along the Carnifex Trail; this is a popular place for folks from Mount Lookout. At this river you will always have a good time. Don't leave Meadow River without going to Hawks Nest State Park; a visit to Meadow River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Lost Paddle Rapids.

Meadow River, Route 19 to confluence with Gauley River 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, Fayette/ Nicholas County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Route 19 to confluence with Gauley River)
Glade Creek - Meadow River Tributary, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (County 60/12 bridge to Meadow River confluence)
Gauley River, Nicholas/ Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.8 miles long (Summersville Dam to Mason Branch)
Gauley River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 5.5 miles long (Mason Branch to Bucklick Branch)
Meadow River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Nallen to Route 19 Bridge)
Gauley River, Nicholas/Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 11 miles long (Bucklick Branch to Swiss)
Peters Creek, Nicholas County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+(V+) - 2.5 miles long (County 22 bridge to mouth)
Keeney's Creek, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (to New River)
Manns Creek, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.7 miles long (Babcock State Park to confluence with Glade Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Meadow River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 34 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 74 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Meadow River:
Summersville Lake Marina, Summersville , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Meadow River:
Econo Lodge Summersville, Summersville , 8 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Summersville, Summersville , 10 miles away
Super 8 Summersville, Summersville , 10 miles away
Sleep Inn Summersville, Summersville , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Summersville, Summersville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Meadow River:
Wilderness RV Campground, Mt. Lookout, 2 miles away
Battle Run, Keslers Cross Lanes, 3 miles away
River Retreat, Hico, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Meadow River:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 2 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Meadow River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Meadow River:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 13 miles away
Hawks Nest Golf Course, Gauley Bridge , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Meadow River
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 4 miles away

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