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West Virginia whitewater, Sovern Run

Preston county, Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     0.8 miles
  The Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville section of Sovern Run is 0.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV section. If you're coming from Morgantown it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.
    You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are a few other stretches in this river system
that can be paddled as well. There's camping available near Sovern Run. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. This stretch is very short so better  
bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Bruceton Mills here, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Mile Trail. Sovern Run is a good place of typical rain. July is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month of the year is February. Throughout the months of summer here at Sovern Run, high temperatures commonly get into the 80's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's typically in the 60's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 30's, and night lows in the 10's for Sovern Run.

Sovern Run, Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville 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 Sovern Run.
 Whitewater Near Sovern Run:
Sovern Run, Preston County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Co. Road 14-3 to Rockville)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.3 miles long (Rockville to Jenkinsburg Bridge)
Cheat River, Preston/Monongalia County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Jenkinsburg Bridge to Cheat Lake)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.8 miles long (Bruceton Mills to Rockville)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.35 miles long (Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek)
Bull Run, Preston County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.8 miles long (Bull Run to Cheat River)
Laurel Run, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.2 miles long (CR 2 bridge to confluence of Big Sandy Creek)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (West Virginia 26 to Cheat River)
Big Sandy Creek, Preston WV / Fayette/PA County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Pennsylvania-West Virginia State Line to Bruceton Mills)
Green's Run, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (CR 52 to Cheat River)
 Ski Areas Near Sovern Run:
Wisp, Maryland , 24 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 37 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 38 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 78 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Sovern Run:
Sunset Beach Marina, Morgantown , 11 miles away
Two Rivers Marina & Campground, Dilliner , 17 miles away
Chuck's Boat Club, Mc Clellandtown , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Sovern Run:
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 8 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 8 miles away
Lakeview Golf Resort And Spa, Morgantown , 11 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MORGANTOWN, Morgantown , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sovern Run:
Pinhill Campground, Hazelton, 6 miles away
Pine Hill Campground, Bruceton Mills, 6 miles away
Coopers Rock State Forest, Masontown, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Sovern Run:
Mile Trail, Fayette , 13 miles away
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sovern Run:
Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia , 28 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 29 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sovern Run:
Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown , 14 miles away
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Morgantown , 15 miles away
Springdale Golf Club, Uniontown , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Sovern Run
Town of Masontown Water Supply D Lake, Preston , 9 miles away
Cheat Lake, Monongalia , 12 miles away

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