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West Virginia whitewater, Red Run

Tucker county, Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     4 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The starting point is not too far from Morgantown, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Tucker County and the water flowing gracefully down Red Run are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting some good exercise
    and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.
This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork section of Red Run is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you  
come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some cheerful people from Red Creek here. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Lester Falnagan Spring, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Mountain Side Trail. This river is always fun. Places like Blackwater Falls State Park are nice to stop at, and on a good day you can take a hike along the Limerock Trail. A day on the slopes of Canaan Valley is just what you need. Red Run sees pretty high levels of rainfall. Throughout the month of July you get the most rain around here, and the driest month is February.

Red Run, Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of 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 Run.
 Whitewater Near Red Run:
Red Run, Tucker County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Ford at FS 13 road to confluence of Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Jenningston to Hendricks)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (North Fork Confluence to Hendricks)
Cheat River - Black Fork, Tucker County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Confluence of Blackwater River and Dry Fork at Hendricks to confluence of Shavers Fork)
Cheat River - Glady Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.9 miles long (CR 12 bridge Close to Sully to confluence of Dry Fork Close to Gladwin)
Otter Creek, Tucker County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Big Springs Gap to Cheat River)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.4 miles long (Blackwater Falls to North Fork Confluence)
Blackwater River - North Fork, Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.9 miles long (Rt. 219 to confluence with Blackwater River)
Beaver Creek, Tucker County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Headwaters along Route 93 to Blackwater River)
Horseshoe Run, Tucker County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Shafer to Bridge above St. George)
 Ski Areas Near Red Run:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 10 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 11 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 45 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 62 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 66 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Red Run:
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 21 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 21 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 21 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Red Run:
Blackwater Falls State Park, Thomas, 6 miles away
Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Dryfork, 7 miles away
Horseshoe, Hambleton, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Red Run:
Mountain Side Trail, Tucker , 1 miles away
Limerock Trail, Tucker , 2 miles away
Bennet Rock Trail, Tucker , 3 miles away
Flat Rock Trail, Tucker , 3 miles away
Canyon Rim Trail, Tucker , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Red Run:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 6 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 29 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Red Run:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 9 miles away

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