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West Virginia whitewater, Meadow Creek

Fayette Summers county, Meadow Bridge to Meadow Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5.7 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside West Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Oak Hill, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Meadow Creek in Fayette Summers County is 5.7 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV
    section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Fayette Summers County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want
to stay the night, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
trip to Meadow Creek wouldn’t be complete without a trip to nearby Babcock State Park, and you're sure to encounter some cheerful folks from Meadow Creek here. A journey to Bluestone State Park when you're here at Meadow Creek is a good idea. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Meadow Creek; throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Daytime highs all through the wintertime are in the 30's, and during the dark hours in the wintertime at Meadow Creek temperatures sink to the 10's. Meadow Creek sees pretty high levels of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is July while February is commonly the driest month.

Meadow Creek, Meadow Bridge to Meadow Creek 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 Creek.
 Whitewater Near Meadow Creek:
Meadow Creek, Fayette Summers County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.7 miles long (Meadow Bridge to Meadow Creek)
New River, Summers/ Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Sandstone to McCreery)
Lick Creek, Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.8 miles long (Green Sulphur Springs to confluence of New River)
Fall Branch, Raleigh County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (ATV trail to River Road on New River above Sandstone falls)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Summers County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Route 41 bridge at Kathryn to New River/Sandstone)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New 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)
Big Creek, Summers County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (CR 10 bridge to Greenbrier River)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
Manns Creek, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.6 miles long (Confluence with Glade Creek to Confluence with New River)
 Ski Areas Near Meadow Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 20 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Meadow Creek:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Meadow Creek:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 14 miles away
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 16 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 19 miles away
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Meadow Creek:
New River Gorge National River-Glade Creek, Layland, 8 miles away
Bluestone Country Store and Camp, Hinton, 9 miles away
Bass Lake Park, Hinton, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Meadow Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 19 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 19 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Meadow Creek:
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 9 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 13 miles away
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Meadow Creek
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 14 miles away

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