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West Virginia whitewater, Stony River

Grant county, Vepco Dam to Route 50 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+     7.6 miles
  The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cumberland, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Stony River in Grant County is 7.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III+ section. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Vepco Dam to Route 50
    section is one of them. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You
might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in West Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because  
these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
The slopes of Timberline are so inviting nobody can resist; close by you come across the Blackbird Knob Trail which is a good hiking trail. The wonderful folks of Mount Storm like to hang out close by, and going for a hike on the Breathed Mountain Trail is always a wonderful adventure. This river is so perfect. All through the warmest time of the year at Stony River temperatures are ordinarily in the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's. Throughout the wintertime highs are frequently in the 30's while Stony River nighttime low temperatures through the wintertime are in the 10's.

Stony River, Vepco Dam to Route 50 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 Stony River.
 Whitewater Near Stony River:
Stony River, Grant County, 2 miles away
      Class III+ - 7.6 miles long (Vepco Dam to Route 50)
Stony River, Grant County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.7 miles long (Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River)
Difficult Creek, Mineral County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.4 miles long (Upstream to Potomac North Branch Close to Gormania)
Abram Creek, Mineral/Grant County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.7 miles long (US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Gormania West Virginia to Kitzmiller Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Gormania to Kitzmiller)
Patterson Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Scherr to Dam)
Lunice Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Confluence of Shell Run to confluence of North Fork and South Fork)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant WV Garrett MD County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Henry West Virginia to Gormania West Virginia)
 Ski Areas Near Stony River:
Timberline, West Virginia , 14 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 17 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 18 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 41 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 57 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Stony River:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Stony River:
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 15 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 19 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stony River:
Potomac State Forest - Wallman Camp Ground, Kitzmiller, 5 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Laurel Run, Kitzmiller, 6 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Lost Land Run, Kitzmiller, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Stony River:
Blackbird Knob Trail, Tucker , 12 miles away
Breathed Mountain Trail, Tucker , 14 miles away
North Fork Mountain Trail, Grant , 14 miles away
Stonecoal Trail, Tucker , 15 miles away
Dunkenbarger Trail, Tucker , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stony River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 64 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 17 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stony River:
Capon Springs & Farms, Capon Springs , 10 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 12 miles away
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Stony River
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 2 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 17 miles away

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