New, West Virginia, US
11. Sandstone to McCreery
||I-III (for normal flows)
NEW RIVER AT THURMOND, WV
800 - 24000 cfs
Shorter trips use intermediate take-outs and put-ins:
Meadow Creek - river right
Glade Creek - river left
Mill Creek - river left
Grandview Sandbar - river left.
The most popular trip is from Glade Creek to the Grandview Sandbar and includes the two longest and
biggest rapids of the entire section: Grassy Shoals and Quinnimont Rapids - Class III-
Additional RF 1 sections include 05050004027,05050004026,05050004025, and 05050004021
NPS Guide to paddling the New River
NPS map of the New & Gauley Rivers
Posted by UncleFuzzy to BoaterTalk:
Meadow Creek to McCreery
From I-64, take exit 138 and follow CR-7 to Meadow Creek.
To get to McCreery from there, you can go back to I-64, take it to exit 124 (East Beckley).
Then go right and the road you are on will join with Business Route 19 (Eisenhower Drive).
Take that road to US 41 and turn right on US 41 to go down to McCreery.
Another way to get to McCreery from Meadow Creek is to stay on river right. Take CR7-1 from Meadow
Creek through Claypool.
When you get to Rte 20, turn left and and go a short distance to CR-31.
Turn left onto CR-31 and take it to Route 41 (going through Danese on your way).
When you get to Route 41, turn left and drive down to the New.
Cross the New and you are at McCreery.
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Last Updated: 2004-08-05 01:20:47