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West Virginia whitewater, Waites Run

Pendleton county, Up Forest Service Road to Seneca Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     1.8 miles
  This stretch of Waites Run in Pendleton County is 1.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The put-in is not too far from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further
    down the page. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots
for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The campgrounds here at Waites Run are pretty good. There are some good stretches to paddle in this  
river system, the Up Forest Service Road to Seneca Creek stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Waites Run is near Blackwater Falls State Park which is a delightful place. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Allegheny Trail, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Falls Of Seneca. This is such a fun river. Waites Run is a spot with many visitors from Onego, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Waites Run; Little Allegheny Trail is a tremendous local trail. Very lovely scenery and good skiing is what you get at Canaan Valley. During the summer months at Waites Run highs are typically in the 80's with nighttime lows in the 50's.

Waites Run, Up Forest Service Road to Seneca Creek 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 Waites Run.
 Whitewater Near Waites Run:
Waites Run, Pendleton County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Up Forest Service Road to Seneca Creek)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Forest Service Campground to Route 28)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph Tucker County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (CR 32/4 to Jenningston)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Confluence of Gandy Creek to CR 32/4 bridge over Dry Fork)
Seneca Creek, Pendleton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 13 miles long (Judy Springs to Forest Service Campground)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Pendleton County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.6 miles long (Riverton to Seneca Rocks)
Cheat River - Laurel Fork, Randolph/ Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (US 33 Bridge to Cheat River Dry Fork)
Gandy Creek, Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 13.6 miles long (Sinks outlet to Cheat River Dry Fork)
Cheat River - Dry Fork, Randolph County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (2 miles above confluence of Gandy Creek to Gandy Creek)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (Head of Hopeville Canyon to Hopeville)
 Ski Areas Near Waites Run:
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 10 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 13 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 41 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 54 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 57 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 63 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Waites Run:
Hampton Inn Elkins, Elkins , 24 miles away
Iron Road Inn, Elkins , 24 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ELKINS, Elkins , 25 miles away
Super 8 Elkins, Elkins , 25 miles away
ELKINS INN AND SUITES, Elkins , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Waites Run:
Seneca Campground, Pendleton County, 3 miles away
Seneca Shadows - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 3 miles away
Judy Springs Campground, Pendleton County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Waites Run:
Little Allegheny Trail, Pendleton , 1 miles away
Allegheny Trail, Pendleton , 2 miles away
High Meadows Trail, Pendleton , 4 miles away
Horton Trail, Pendleton , 4 miles away
Lumberjack Trail, Pendleton , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Waites Run:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Waites Run:
Golf Holly Meadows Golf Course, Parsons , 19 miles away

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