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West Virginia whitewater, Middle Fork

Barbour county, Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     7 miles
  The Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence stretch of Middle Fork in Barbour County is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. If you're coming from Clarksburg it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great.
    This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. 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. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either  
way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Middle Fork is close to Tygart Lake State Park which is a pretty spot, and lots of people from Volga come here. Audra State Park is both delightful and picturesque, and it's in close proximity to Middle Fork. At Middle Fork all through the summer months highs are in the 80's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 50's. All through the wintertime highs are mostly in the 30's, and after the sun is down throughout the winter temperatures at Middle Fork sink into the 10's.

Middle Fork, Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence 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 Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Middle Fork:
Middle Fork, Barbour County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence)
Middle Fork, Barbour/Randolph County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park)
Buckhannon River, Barbour County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Rangoon to Tygart Junction)
Sand Run, Upshur County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.4 miles long (Confluence of Beech Run to confluence of Buckhannon River)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 11.8 miles long (Belington to Buckhannon River)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph/Barbour County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 8.4 miles long (Aggregates to confluence with Beaver Creek)
Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, Barbour County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.8 miles long (West Virginia 38 to Tygart River)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Above Arden to Big Cove Run)
Roaring Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Coalton to confluence of Tygart Valley River above Norton)
Teter Creek, Barbour County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Nestorville to Tygart River)
 Ski Areas Near Middle Fork:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 34 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 55 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 60 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 90 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Middle Fork:
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Middle Fork:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Buckhannon, Buckhannon , 14 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 16 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Middle Fork:
Audra State Park, Buckhannon, 11 miles away
Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Simpson, 11 miles away
Teter Creek Wildlife Management Area, Montrose, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Middle Fork:
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 1 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Middle Fork:
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 11 miles away
Riverbend Golf Club, Buckhannon , 12 miles away
Tygart Lake Public Golf Course, Grafton , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Middle Fork
Rock Lake, Marion , 19 miles away

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