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West Virginia whitewater, Tearcoat Creek

Hampshire county, US 50 Close to Pleasantdale to confluence of North River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3.9 miles
  The US 50 Close to Pleasantdale to confluence of North River stretch of Tearcoat Creek is 3.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The beautiful scenery of Hampshire County and the water flowing gracefully down Tearcoat Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The nearby hotels are
    a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
there are lots of good places for that around here. This is a short paddling stretch so no need to bring snacks. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Winchester, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state  
are less demanding. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
A short tour to Harding Spring is always worthwhile, and Tearcoat Creek is a location with many visitors from Augusta. At Tearcoat Creek throughout the summer months highs are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 60's. For the period of the wintertime the highs are typically in the 30's, and during the dark hours in the winter at Tearcoat Creek temperatures dip to the 10's. A normal amount of rain falls here at Tearcoat Creek. All through the month of July you get the most rain around here, and the driest of the months is February.

Tearcoat Creek, US 50 Close to Pleasantdale to confluence of North 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 Tearcoat Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tearcoat Creek:
Tearcoat Creek, Hampshire County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.9 miles long (US 50 Close to Pleasantdale to confluence of North River)
Cacapon River, Hampshire County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 12.6 miles long (US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 704 bridge to Route 50)
North River, Hardy/ Hampshire County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Grassy Lick Run to Rio at West Virginia 29 bridge)
Lost River, Hardy County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6 miles long (West Virginia 55/259 to West Virginia 259)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah/ Frederick County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Route 55 to Route 11)
Waites Run, Hardy County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.8 miles long (Wilson Cove to West Virginia 55)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah / Frederick County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Above Route 55)
Trout Run, Hardy County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Halfmoon Trail to West Virginia 55/259 bridge)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 18 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Route 50 to Dehaven)
 Ski Areas Near Tearcoat Creek:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 29 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 50 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 61 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 78 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Tearcoat Creek:
Ramada Strasburg, Strasburg , 22 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Strasburg Shenandoah Valley, Strasburg , 22 miles away
Rocky Gap Casino Resort, Flintstone , 22 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Cumberland-LaVale, Cumberland , 22 miles away
Comfort Inn Woodstock, Woodstock , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tearcoat Creek:
Green Meadows Campground, Augusta, 2 miles away
Camp Rim Rock, Yellow Spring, 8 miles away
Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Delray, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Tearcoat Creek:
Squirrel Gap Trail, Hardy , 15 miles away
Peer Trail, Hardy , 17 miles away
Halfmoon Lookout Trail, Hardy , 17 miles away
Brushy Hollow Trail, Hardy , 17 miles away
Old Romney Grade, Hampshire , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tearcoat Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 35 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 55 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Tearcoat Creek
Warden Lake, Hardy , 9 miles away

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