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West Virginia whitewater, Pringle Run

Preston county, Above Falls to Cheat River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     0.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This stretch of Pringle Run is 0.5 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the cool fresh water beats anything. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
    The put-in is not too far from Morgantown, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Above Falls to Cheat River section
is one of them. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. This is an extremely short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Kingwood here at Pringle Run. The amount
of precipitation that falls at Pringle Run is close to the national average. Most of the rain falls throughout July while February is usually the driest month. During the summer at Pringle Run highs are generally in the 80's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 60's. All through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's while Pringle Run overnight low temperatures during the winter are in the 10's.

Pringle Run, Above Falls 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 Pringle Run.
 Whitewater Near Pringle Run:
Pringle Run, Preston County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 0.5 miles long (Above Falls to Cheat River)
Lick Run, Preston County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (CR 59 to Cheat River)
Morgan Run, Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 1.6 miles long (Rt. 26 to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Below Rowlesburg to above Albright Power Dam)
Green's Run, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (CR 52 to Cheat River)
Cheat River, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Albright to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Saltlick Creek, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Amblersburg to Rowlesburg)
Buffalo Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 4.9 miles long (West Virginia 72 to Macomber)
Elsey Run, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.4 miles long (from county road to Cheat River)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Pringle Run:
Wisp, Maryland , 24 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 28 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 57 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 , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Pringle Run:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Pringle Run:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 3 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 7 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 9 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MORGANTOWN, Morgantown , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pringle Run:
Cannon Hill Campground, Rowlesburg, 4 miles away
Albright Campground, Albright, 8 miles away
Pine Hill Campground, Bruceton Mills, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Pringle Run:
Shingle Tree Trail, Tucker , 16 miles away
Pheasant Mountain Trail, Tucker , 17 miles away
Shingle Tree Run Trail, Tucker , 17 miles away
South Haddix Trail, Tucker , 18 miles away
Canyon Rim Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pringle Run:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 21 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pringle Run:
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 16 miles away
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 17 miles away
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Pringle Run
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 11 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 20 miles away

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