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West Virginia whitewater, Muddy Creek

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


CLASS IV     2.5 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Morgantown, as you can see on the road map further down. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You
    might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to
spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The West Virginia 26 to Cheat River stretch of Muddy Creek in West Virginia is 2.5 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too.

about the general area:
The smiling people of Albright like to hang out close by. At Muddy Creek during the months of summer highs are in the 80's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's, and after the sun is down throughout the wintertime temperatures at Muddy Creek drop into the 10's. From a rain point of view Muddy Creek is a relatively normal spot. Through July this area sees the most rain, and February is when it's the driest.

Muddy Creek, West Virginia 26 to Cheat 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 Muddy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Muddy Creek:
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Green's Run, Preston County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (CR 52 to Cheat River)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.35 miles long (Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek)
Elsey Run, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.4 miles long (from county road to Cheat River)
Morgan Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 1.6 miles long (Rt. 26 to Cheat River)
Beaver Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.1 miles long (CR 11/1 to confluence with Little Sandy Creek)
Laurel Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big Sandy Creek)
Sovern Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.8 miles long (Bruceton Mills to Rockville)
 Ski Areas Near Muddy Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 19 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 32 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 64 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 , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Muddy Creek:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Muddy Creek:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 4 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 11 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 13 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MORGANTOWN, Morgantown , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Muddy Creek:
Albright Campground, Albright, 1 miles away
Pine Hill Campground, Bruceton Mills, 5 miles away
Pinhill Campground, Hazelton, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Muddy Creek:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Muddy Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Muddy Creek:
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 17 miles away
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 19 miles away
Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Muddy Creek
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 12 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 17 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 18 miles away

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