Leatherwood Creek (Clay County) - Confluence of Right Fork to Elk River near Hartland


Leatherwood Creek (Clay County), West Virginia, US

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Confluence of Right Fork to Elk River near Hartland

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 4.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 35 fpm
Max Gradient 35 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ELK RIVER BELOW WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV
usgs-03194700 7.00 - 10.00 ft I-II(III) 00h17m 5.28 ft (too low)


River Description

Shuttle: Take WV 16 south of Hartland to Bickmore. Turn left on Fola Road (CR 17), then shortly thereafter bear left on Leatherwood Road and follow down off of the ridge to the confluence of Leatherwood Creek with its Right Fork.
Description: This is oil and gas country. Many pipelines cross the creek. At low paddleable levels 2-4 portages may have to be made. A higher levels it requires a paddler to pay close attention to barely submerged pipelines.
Not to be confused with the III-IV run in Webster County.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-11-07 13:36:01

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