New River (Sandstone to McCreery)
Description: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.
Directions: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
Address:Admin. Offices: P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street, Glen Jean, WV 25846
Phone/Email:(304) 465-0508 NRG Contact Page
Book ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”, "New River Guide: Paddling and Fishing in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia",