Williams River (Tea Creek to Three Forks)


The Williams River is located in one of West Virginia's greatest outdoor playgrounds. With some of the best backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and camping to go along with the whitewater, this is a spectacular place. The Williams is a jewel of this area with its beauty and consistent grade. It is intermediate creek boating with non stop class III action at low to medium levels. There is one definite class IV drop that at higher levels is much harder than the preceding rapids. Forest Rd. 86 (Williams River Rd) boarders the whole section, so car/road scouting is possible as well as alternative put in and take out spots for much of the run. Class III- IV. 11 miles. Find more details on the American Whitewater link below.


The Williams River is located in south central West Virginia, west of Marlinton. The put-in is located at Tea Creek Campground (Google directions below) and the take out is at Three Forks Bridge. Put-In: 38.340599 ,-80.232697 Take-Out: 38.339298 ,-80.375999


Backpacking (Cranberry Wilderness and Backcountry, Backpacking (Tea Creek), Camping (Tea Creek Campground), Camping (Williams River Sites), Camping (Day Run Campground), Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Swimming Holes, Whitewater

Web resources:

American Whitewater Page


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