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West Virginia whitewater, Red Creek

Tucker Randolph county, D4149 North Branch Bridge to confluence with Dry Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     6.9 miles
  The D4149 North Branch Bridge to confluence with Dry Fork section of Red Creek in Tucker/ Randolph County is 6.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The natural beauty of Tucker/ Randolph County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that lots of
    rivers in this state are good for beginners. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch has has enough
mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. The starting location is a short drive from Morgantown, as you can see on the road map further down.

about the general area:
A short journey to Wyatt Farm Spring is always worthwhile, and the snow is good at Canaan Valley. Hiking along the Boars Nest Trail is good fun; Blackwater Falls State Park is a delightful spot any time of year. This river is a wonderful place to visit. A trip to Red Creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Hoyt Pennington Spring. You'll meet a lot of folks from Dryfork here; going for a hike along the Dunkenbarger Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. All the water falling down from the sky makes Red Creek a wet site. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain; February on the other hand is the driest.

Red Creek, D4149 North Branch Bridge to confluence with Dry Fork 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/ Randolph County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.9 miles long (D4149 North Branch Bridge to confluence with Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Jenningston to Hendricks)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Forest Service Campground to Route 28)
Red Creek, Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 7.2 miles long (Red Creek Recreation Area to North Branch Bridge)
Red Run, Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.4 miles long (Blackwater Falls to North Fork Confluence)
Waites Run, Pendleton County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Up Forest Service Road to Seneca Creek)
Beaver Creek, Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Headwaters along Route 93 to Blackwater River)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (Head of Hopeville Canyon to Hopeville)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Hopeville to Confluence of South Branch)
 Ski Areas Near Red Creek:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 3 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 5 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 48 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 57 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 67 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Red Creek:
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 27 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 27 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 28 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 28 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Red Creek:
Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Dryfork, 2 miles away
Seneca Shadows - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 6 miles away
Seneca Campground, Pendleton County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Red Creek:
Boars Nest Trail, Randolph , 4 miles away
Dunkenbarger Trail, Tucker , 5 miles away
Stonecoal Trail, Tucker , 6 miles away
South Prong Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
Breathed Mountain Trail, Tucker , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Red Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 8 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 31 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Red Creek:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Red Creek
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 18 miles away

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