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West Virginia whitewater, New River

Fayette county, Cunard to Fayette Station section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+(V)     6.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Oak Hill, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The campgrounds here at New River are pretty good. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but if you
    donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The nature scenery of Fayette County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This river system is full of great paddling stretches,
the Cunard to Fayette Station stretch is just one of them. The Cunard to Fayette Station section of New River in Fayette County is 6.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV+(V) section of whitewater. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. A good workout and just hanging out with mother  
nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Since you're here at New River why not visit Toney Hollow; unsurprisingly, all our national parks are good places to stop at and Bluestone National Scenic River is no exception. Everybody loves Babcock State Park; during your tour here you'll meet some folks from Fayetteville for sure. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Hawks Nest State Park is a glorious place; there is a nice hiking trail nearby called the Carnifex Trail. During the warm months, highs commonly are in the 80's at New River.

New River, Cunard to Fayette Station 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 New River.
 Whitewater Near New River:
Wolf Creek, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.1 miles long (Reservoir to New River)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Expeditions, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
New River, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6.5 miles long (Cunard to Fayette Station)
Whitewater Outfitter - Class VI - Mountain River, Fayette County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Expeditions, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mill Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Hopewell Road bridge to Ansted)
New River, -blank- County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Thurmond to Cunard)
Arbuckle Creek, Fayette County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.7 miles long (Oak Hill to New)
Keeney's Creek, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (to New River)
Laurel Creek - New River Tributary, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 1.5 miles long (Beckwith to Cotton Hill)
 Ski Areas Near New River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 23 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 84 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near New River:
The Morris Harvey House, Fayetteville , 2 miles away
Quality Inn New River Gorge, Fayetteville , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 3 miles away
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 4 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New River:
Canyon Rim Ranch, Fayetteville, 1 miles away
Cooter's Cabins and Campin, Fayetteville, 2 miles away
New River Gorge Campground, Fayetteville, 2 miles away
 Trails Near New River:
Carnifex Trail, Nicholas , 14 miles away
Way Back Trail, Nicholas , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near New River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 8 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 8 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 6 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 8 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New River:
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 2 miles away
Hawks Nest Golf Course, Gauley Bridge , 11 miles away
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near New River
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 11 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 15 miles away
Summersville Lake, Nicholas , 17 miles away

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