New River (Sandstone to McCreery)


This section of the New is a good beginner whitewater run that has a few features to navigate, but a lot of space to stay away from hazards you are not comfortable with.  It is a great float fish section and can be done in conjunction with other New River sections as an overnight trip (see campsite links below).  There are also other put-in/take-out spots to make shorter trips.  Many  commercial outfitters offer trips on this section as well as other river sections on the New. Class I-III. 15 miles.


This section of the New River is in Southern WV, east of Beckley.  The take-out is 7.4 miles from the intersection of Rt. 16 and Rt. 61 just outside of Mt Hope.  The put-in shuttle for this section is 35 minutes out to Rt. 41, and south to the East Beckley Bypass and I64 to Sandstone (Google Directions below).   Put-In: 37.773242, -80.891822    Take-Out:  37.848888,-81.092583 


Whitewater , Swimming Holes, Camping (Glade Creek), Camping (Grandview Sandbar) , Fishing, Rock ClimbingHiking, Bicycling


Admin. Offices: P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street, Glen Jean, WV 25846


(304) 465-0508   NRG Contact Page

Web resources:

New River Gorge National River (Whitewater Page)

American Whitewater Section Page


Book ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”,  "New River Guide: Paddling and Fishing in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia",

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