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West Virginia whitewater, Morgan Run

Preston county, Rt. 26 to Cheat River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     1.6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Preston County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This stretch of Morgan Run is 1.6 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American
    Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area
has a large number of paddling places. The put-in location is a short drive from Morgantown. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Rt. 26 to Cheat River section is one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do  
book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Kingwood here at Morgan Run, and Dunkard Bottom is something you shouldn't miss if you're here. Throughout the months of summer at Morgan Run highs are commonly in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's while the cold winter nights at Morgan Run are in the 10's. An average amount of precipitation falls at Morgan Run. The month with most of the rain is July; the driest of the months is February.


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These outdoors activities are available near Morgan Run.
 Whitewater Near Morgan Run:
Morgan Run, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 1.6 miles long (Rt. 26 to Cheat River)
Lick Run, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (CR 59 to Cheat River)
Pringle Run, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 0.5 miles long (Above Falls to Cheat River)
Green's Run, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (CR 52 to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Cheat River, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Below Rowlesburg to above Albright Power Dam)
Saltlick Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Amblersburg to Rowlesburg)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
Elsey Run, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.4 miles long (from county road to Cheat River)
Sovern Run, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville)
 Ski Areas Near Morgan Run:
Wisp, Maryland , 23 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 30 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 30 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 72 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 80 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Morgan Run:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Morgan Run:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 1 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 8 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 8 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MORGANTOWN, Morgantown , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Morgan Run:
Cannon Hill Campground, Rowlesburg, 6 miles away
Albright Campground, Albright, 6 miles away
Pine Hill Campground, Bruceton Mills, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Morgan Run:
Shingle Tree Trail, Tucker , 18 miles away
Pheasant Mountain Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
Shingle Tree Run Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
South Haddix Trail, Tucker , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Morgan Run:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Morgan Run:
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 15 miles away
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 19 miles away
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Morgan Run
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 10 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 18 miles away

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