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West Virginia whitewater, Muddy Creek

Preston county, Orr to Route 26 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     11.5 miles
  The natural beauty of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. This section of Muddy Creek is 11.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this
    general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater rafting and kayaking
in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too.

Briefly about
the general area:
This is a popular place for people from Albright. The amount of rain that falls at Muddy Creek is close to the national average. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month is February. High temperatures at Muddy Creek during the long summer days are in the 80's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. During the winter highs are in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Muddy Creek.

Muddy Creek, Orr to Route 26 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 Muddy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Muddy Creek:
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
Beaver Creek, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (CR 11/1 to confluence with Little Sandy Creek)
Elsey Run, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.4 miles long (from county road to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Daugherty Run, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Co. Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
Laurel Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big Sandy Creek)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.35 miles long (Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek)
Green's Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (CR 52 to Cheat River)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Rt. 68 to Route 26)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.8 miles long (Bruceton Mills to Rockville)
 Ski Areas Near Muddy Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 16 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 , 31 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 66 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 69 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Muddy Creek:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 17 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 17 miles away
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Muddy Creek:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 8 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 14 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 16 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Muddy Creek:
Albright Campground, Albright, 3 miles away
Pine Hill Campground, Bruceton Mills, 4 miles away
Alyeska-Big Bear Lake, Bruceton Mills, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Muddy Creek:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 17 miles away
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Muddy Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Muddy Creek:
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 14 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 18 miles away
Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Muddy Creek
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 14 miles away
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 16 miles away

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