Description:The Upper Meadow includes a long section of flatwater/ easy warm-up water, then four miles of continuous class IV whitewater and then a shorter section of easier water toward the take-out. This is both a beautiful section of river and a really fun intermediate river. See the American Whitewater link below for more details, including description and flow information. 15 miles. Class III-IV
The Meadow River is located in southern West Virginia just south of Summersville. The put-in for this section is located along CR 60/1 north of Rainelle (Google directions below). Alternative put-in spots exist to decrease the flat water section (although they are on very local back roads - see notes on the American WW page below). The take-out is in Russellville, at the Quinwood/Nutterville Rd. bridge. Put-In: 37.984900 ,-80.772300 Take-Out: 38.077468, -80.892131
Book – “A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”
Hero photo and gallery photo courtesy of Jeff Macklin.