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West Virginia whitewater, Piney Creek

Raleigh county, Beckley to McCreery section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     12 miles
  The Beckley to McCreery stretch of Piney Creek is 12 miles long and it is classified as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Beckley it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Some people
    prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Beckley to McCreery section is one of them. The wonderful
Raleigh County scenery and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often more forgiving than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available  
very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Bluestone National Scenic River is one of the destinations in the neighborhood of Piney Creek that are great to go to. Babcock State Park is a glorious site; a delightful location to have a look at is Cyclone Hollow. This is a great river. Little Beaver State Park is a great place to explore, and this is a popular site for folks from Glen Morgan. Winterplace is a great local ski area. Piney Creek sees pretty high levels of rainfall.

Piney Creek, Beckley to McCreery 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 Piney Creek.
 Whitewater Near Piney Creek:
New River, Fayette/Raleigh County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (McCreery to Thurmond)
Piney Creek, Raleigh County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Beckley to McCreery)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (Confluence with Pinch Creek to confluence with New River)
Dunloup Creek, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harvey to New River at Thurmond)
Glade Creek - New River Tributary, Raleigh County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Beckley Water Supply Reservoir to confluence with Pinch Creek)
New River, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Thurmond to Cunard)
New River, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6.5 miles long (Cunard to Fayette Station)
Arbuckle Creek, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.7 miles long (Oak Hill to New)
Pinch Creek - Glade Creek Tributary, Raleigh County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Pluto to confluence with Glade Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Expeditions, Fayette County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Piney Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 11 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 86 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 96 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Piney Creek:
Sleep Inn Beaver- Beckley, Beaver , 2 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Beckley East, Beckley , 3 miles away
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 6 miles away
Resort At Glade Springs, Daniels , 6 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Beckley, Beckley , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Piney Creek:
Mountain State Travel and Trl Pr, Glen Morgan, 1 miles away
New River Gorge National River- Army Camp, Terry, 4 miles away
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground, Beckley, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Piney Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 6 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 6 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 4 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Piney Creek:
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 4 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 5 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Piney Creek
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh , 4 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette , 11 miles away
Stephens Lake, Raleigh , 12 miles away

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