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West Virginia whitewater, Tygart Valley River

Randolph county, confluence of Elkwater Fork to Huttonsville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     9.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This section of Tygart Valley River in West Virginia is 9.7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The natural beauty of Randolph County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch is mid
    length, suitable for an afternoon trip. The put-in location is a short drive from Clarksburg, as you can see on the road map further down. The campgrounds here at Tygart Valley River are pretty good. Great exercise and spending
some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. 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:
The Laurel Run Trail is a magnificent hiking trail next to Tygart Valley
River, and if you would like a little side tour, try Ward Hollow. You're sure to run into some smiling people from Huttonsville here; nearby you hit upon the Mill Ridge Trail which is a wonderful hiking trail. This is a really good river. Monongahela National Forest is a good location to visit, and what would winter be without some skiing at Snowshoe. A tour to Cass Railroad State Park revives the spirit. Summertime highs at Tygart Valley River generally tend to be in the 70's, and the overnight is quite cooler of course, regularly in the 50's. Throughout the winter this place gets highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Tygart Valley River are in the 10's.

Tygart Valley River, confluence of Elkwater Fork to Huttonsville 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 Tygart Valley River.
 Whitewater Near Tygart Valley River:
Tygart Valley River, Randolph County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.7 miles long (confluence of Elkwater Fork to Huttonsville)
Mill Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.1 miles long (Kumbrabow State Forest to Mill Creek)
Middle Fork, Randolph County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.4 miles long (Adolph to confluence with Long Run)
Tygart Valley River, Randolph County, 7 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (Valley Head to US 219)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pochantas / Randolph County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (US Route 250 to MCamp Groundee Run)
Buckhannon River - Left Fork, Upshur/ Randolph County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (Star to Alexander)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Pocahontas / Randolph County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.4 miles long (Spruce to US Route 250)
Cheat River - Shavers Fork, Randolph County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (MCamp Groundee Run to Bemis)
Roaring Creek - Tygart Valley River Tributary, Randolph County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Coalton to confluence of Tygart Valley River above Norton)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Durbin to Hosterman)
 Ski Areas Near Tygart Valley River:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 13 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 83 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 86 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 87 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 91 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Tygart Valley River:
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 17 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 18 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tygart Valley River:
Tygart Valley Campground, Huttonsville, 2 miles away
Becky Creek Wildlife Management Area, Huttonsville, 4 miles away
Kumbrabow State Forest, Mill Creek, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Tygart Valley River:
Laurel Run Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
Mill Ridge Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
Raven Rocks Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
Clay Run Trail, Randolph , 5 miles away
McGee Run Trail, Randolph , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tygart Valley River:
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tygart Valley River:
Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe, Snowshoe , 13 miles away
Buckhannon Country Club, Buckhannon , 19 miles away

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