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West Virginia whitewater, Second Creek

Monroe Greenbrier county, US 219 to confluence with Greenbrier River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     8.8 miles
  This section of Second Creek in Monroe/ Greenbrier County is 8.8 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state
    are pretty easy. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for
a morning trip. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the US 219 to confluence with Greenbrier River section is one of them. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd  
better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
It's always perfect to have a look at Big Spring, and sites like Moncove Lake State Park are perfect to visit. If the weather is good here at Second Creek, you can go for a hike along the Youngs Nature Trail. Greenbrier State Forest is a good location to explore, and on a good day you can take a hike along the Virginias Walk Trail. You're sure to run into some great folks from Sinks Grove here. Second Creek frequently gets a lot of precipitation. July is when you get the most rain here; the driest of the months is January.

Second Creek, US 219 to confluence with Greenbrier 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 Second Creek.
 Whitewater Near Second Creek:
Second Creek, Monroe/ Greenbrier County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (US 219 to confluence with Greenbrier River)
Greenbrier River, Greenbrier County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.2 miles long (Ronceve Route to Fort Spring)
Second Creek, Monroe County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Hollywood to US 219 bridge)
Little Kanawha River - Right Fork, Upshur Webster Lewis Braxton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Cleveland to confluence with Little Kanawha River)
Muddy Creek - Greenbrier Tributary, Greenbrier County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Mill Creek Confluence to Greenbrier River confluence)
Howard Creek, Greenbrier County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.1 miles long (Hart Run to Confluence of Greenbrier River)
Greenbrier River, Greenbrier Monroe County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (Fort Spring to Alderson)
Indian Creek, Monroe County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Raines Corner to Greenville)
Potts Creek, Craig/ Alleghany County, 17 miles away
      Class I-IV - 32.5 miles long (Route 311 to Route 18)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Second Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 45 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 52 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Second Creek:
Bluestone Marina, Alderson , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Second Creek:
Motel M Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEWISBURG, Lewisburg , 7 miles away
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 7 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 7 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Second Creek:
Organ Cave, Ronceverte, 2 miles away
Greenbrier River Co, Ronceverte, 2 miles away
Second Creek Campground, Ronceverte, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Second Creek:
Youngs Nature Trail, Greenbrier , 10 miles away
Virginias Walk Trail, Monroe , 15 miles away
Virginias Walk Trail, Monroe , 15 miles away
Falt Peter Trail, Giles , 16 miles away
South Boundary Trail, Greenbrier , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Second Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 48 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 48 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Second Creek:
Lewisburg Elks Country Club, Lewisburg , 5 miles away
Riverview Golf Range, Caldwell , 9 miles away
Oakhurst Links, White Sulphur Springs , 16 miles away

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