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West Virginia whitewater, Red Creek

Tucker county, Red Creek Recreation Area to North Branch Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     7.2 miles
  If you're coming from Morgantown it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful Tucker County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that
    a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The Red Creek Recreation Area to North Branch Bridge section of Red Creek in West
Virginia is 7.2 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Red Creek Recreation Area to North Branch Bridge stretch is one of them. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. There's camping available near Red Creek. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number  
of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
The best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of nearby Timberline, and during your spree here you'll meet some people from Dryfork for sure. Red Creek is right by the Red Creek Trail, and Hoyt Pennington Spring is always fun to check out. This is a really good river. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Dunkenbarger Trail, and Blackwater Falls State Park is a magnificent place to stretch your legs a bit. All through the summertime months at Red Creek temperatures are mostly in the 80's, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Red Creek, Red Creek Recreation Area to North Branch Bridge 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 Red Creek.
 Whitewater Near Red Creek:
Red Creek, Tucker County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 7.2 miles long (Red Creek Recreation Area to North Branch Bridge)
Red Creek, Tucker/ Randolph County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.9 miles long (D4149 North Branch Bridge to confluence with Dry Fork)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (Head of Hopeville Canyon to Hopeville)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Hopeville to Confluence of South Branch)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Pendelton/Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.6 miles long (Seneca Rocks to Head of Hopeville Canyon)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Forest Service Campground to Route 28)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 11 miles long (Wildlife Preserve to Davis)
Beaver Creek, Tucker County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Headwaters along Route 93 to Blackwater River)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.4 miles long (Blackwater Falls to North Fork Confluence)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Jenningston to Hendricks)
 Ski Areas Near Red Creek:
Timberline, West Virginia , 3 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 4 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 52 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 53 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 65 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 65 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Red Creek:
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 28 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 30 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 31 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 32 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Red Creek:
Red Creek Campground, Tucker County, 5 miles away
Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Dryfork, 6 miles away
Seneca Shadows - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Red Creek:
Dunkenbarger Trail, Tucker , 1 miles away
Red Creek Trail, Tucker , 1 miles away
Stonecoal Trail, Tucker , 1 miles away
South Prong Trail, Randolph , 2 miles away
Breathed Mountain Trail, Tucker , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Red Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 66 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Red Creek:
Capon Springs & Farms, Capon Springs , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Red Creek
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 14 miles away

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