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West Virginia whitewater, Mountain Creek

Mercer county, CR 4 bridge to Bluestone River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     2.1 miles
  The scenic beauty of Mercer County and the water flowing gracefully down Mountain Creek beats anything. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you
    might end up sleeping in your car. 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 places. A bit of exercise and just hanging out
with mother nature are great reasons to come. The CR 4 bridge to Bluestone River section of Mountain Creek in West Virginia is 2.1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. There's camping available near Mountain Creek. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the CR 4 bridge to Bluestone River stretch is one of them. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Beckley, if you're  
not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Winterplace is a very popular ski area in the neighborhood, and Bluestone State Park is a pleasant place to go. During your trip to Mountain Creek you'll meet some folks from Jumping Branch for sure. Camp Creek State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Mountain Creek. For the duration of the months of summer at Mountain Creek temperatures are commonly in the 80's, and the overnight is a little cooler of course, commonly in the 50's. During the winter the highs are typically in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Mountain Creek.

Mountain Creek, CR 4 bridge to Bluestone 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 Mountain Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mountain Creek:
Little Bluestone River & Tributaries, Summers County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.2 miles long (Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River)
Mountain Creek, Mercer County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (CR 4 bridge to Bluestone River)
Pipestem Creek, Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Tom Honaker Road to Bluestone Lake)
Bluestone, Mercer/Summers County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 21.3 miles long (Eads Mill to Bluestone State Park)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek)
Brush Creek, Mercer County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6.6 miles long (Confluence of Beaver Branch to confluence of Bluestone River)
Madams Creek, Summers County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Madams Creek Road to New River)
Camp Creek, Mercer County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Camp Creek State Forest to Bluestone River)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
 Ski Areas Near Mountain Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 8 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 85 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 96 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 96 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Mountain Creek:
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 9 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Princeton, WV, Princeton , 11 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Princeton, Princeton , 11 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Princeton , 11 miles away
Days Inn Princeton, Princeton , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mountain Creek:
Pipestem Resort State Park, Lerona, 3 miles away
Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, 4 miles away
Pipestem Mountaineer Retreat, Pipestem, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mountain Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 21 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 6 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mountain Creek:
Glade Springs Village Golf, Daniels , 10 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 10 miles away
High Country Club, Princeton , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Mountain Creek
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 11 miles away
Lake Shawnee, Mercer , 12 miles away
Ada Lake, Mercer , 19 miles away

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