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West Virginia whitewater, Sandy Creek

Barbour Taylor Preston county, Bridge on West Virginia 92 to bridge at Hiram section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     5.1 miles
  The Bridge on West Virginia 92 to bridge at Hiram section of Sandy Creek in West Virginia is 5.1 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The scenic beauty of Barbour/ Taylor/ Preston County and the playfulness of the water
    make the trip here worthwhile. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The starting point is not too far from Morgantown, as you can see on the
road map further down. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Bridge on West Virginia 92 to bridge  
at Hiram section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Sandy Creek is right by the Pheasant Mountain Trail; dropping by Tygart Lake State Park is a pleasant thing to do. Hiking along the South Haddix Trail is magnificent fun; there are plenty of people from Thornton here at Sandy Creek. This river has it all. Valley Falls State Park is a great place to check out on a pretty day. All the water falling down from the sky makes Sandy Creek a wet place. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month is February.

Sandy Creek, Bridge on West Virginia 92 to bridge at Hiram 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 Sandy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sandy Creek:
Sandy Creek, Barbour/ Taylor/ Preston County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.1 miles long (Bridge on West Virginia 92 to bridge at Hiram)
Sandy Creek, Barbour/ Taylor County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 3.3 miles long (Bridge at Hiram to Tygart Reservoir)
Teter Creek, Barbour County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Nestorville to Tygart River)
Tygart Valley River, Barbour County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Above Arden to Big Cove Run)
Laurel Creek - Tygart Tributary, Barbour County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.8 miles long (West Virginia 38 to Tygart River)
Whiteday Creek, Taylor Monongalia Marion County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.7 miles long (Confluence of Cherry Run to Monongahela River)
Three Fork Creek, Preston/ Taylor County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 12 miles long (Close to West Virginia 92 to Thornton)
Buffalo Creek, Preston County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 4.9 miles long (West Virginia 72 to Macomber)
Fields Creek, Preston County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.6 miles long (West of Browns Mill to confluence of Three Fork Creek)
Tygart Valley River, Taylor/ Marion County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Valley Falls to Hammond)
 Ski Areas Near Sandy Creek:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 37 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 83 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Sandy Creek:
Tygart Lake Marina, Grafton , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Sandy Creek:
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 10 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 14 miles away
Red Roof Inn Fairmont, Fairmont , 15 miles away
Ramada Morgantown Hotel & Conference Center, Morgantown , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Morgantown, Morgantown , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandy Creek:
Whisper Mountain Campground, Roanoke, 9 miles away
Grafton City Park, Grafton, 9 miles away
Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Simpson, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Sandy Creek:
Pheasant Mountain Trail, Tucker , 14 miles away
South Haddix Trail, Tucker , 15 miles away
Shingle Tree Trail, Tucker , 16 miles away
Shingle Tree Run Trail, Tucker , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sandy Creek:
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 8 miles away
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Audra State Park, West Virginia , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandy Creek:
Tygart Lake Public Golf Course, Grafton , 9 miles away
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 11 miles away
Green Hills Country Club, Fairmont , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Sandy Creek
Rock Lake, Marion , 13 miles away
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 15 miles away

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