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North Carolina whitewater, Mayo River - North Fork

Rockingham county, Virginia Route 629 to North Carolina Route 1359 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3.1 miles
  The scenic beauty of Rockingham County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in is not too far from Martinsville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding.
    No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. This stretch of Mayo River - North Fork is 3.1 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American
Whitewater. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Virginia Route 629 to North Carolina Route 1359 section is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds  
nearby. This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're visiting Mayo River - North Fork from Spencer, you won't be the only one; Fairy Stone State Park is worth stopping at. Summertime highs at Mayo River - North Fork generally tend to be in the 80's; the night is fairly cooler of course, commonly in the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 40's, and after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Mayo River - North Fork fall into the 20's.

Mayo River - North Fork, Virginia Route 629 to North Carolina Route 1359 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Mayo River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Mayo River - North Fork:
Mayo River - North Fork, Rockingham County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.1 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to North Carolina Route 1359)
North Mayo, Henry/ Patrick County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.3 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to Mayo River)
South Mayo River, Henry/ Rockingham County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Virginia Route 695 to Mayo River)
Dan River, Stokes County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.8 miles long (Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772)
Snow Creek, Stokes County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.9 miles long (Route 1674 Bridge to Route 1695 Bridge)
Dan River, Stokes County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Route 89 to Route 1652)
Smith River, Patrick County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Charity to Backwater of Philpott Lake)
Big Creek, Stokes County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road)
Dan River, Stokes County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Reedy Fork Creek, Guilford County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.1 miles long (Route 2732 to North Carolina Route 61 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Mayo River - North Fork:
The Homestead, Virginia , 79 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 98 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Mayo River - North Fork:
Carolina Marina, Stokesdale , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Mayo River - North Fork:
Travelodge Ridgeway Martinsville Area, Ridgeway , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Martinsville, Martinsville , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Martinsville, Martinsville , 10 miles away
Super 8 Martinsville VA, Martinsville , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Martinsville Va, Martinsville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mayo River - North Fork:
Indian Heritage RV Park, Martinsville, 10 miles away
Dan River Campground, Stoneville, 11 miles away
Philpott Park - Philpott Lake, -blank-, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Mayo River - North Fork:
Casters Trail, Franklin , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mayo River - North Fork:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 38 miles away
Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia , 15 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 19 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mayo River - North Fork:
Trent Gordon Golf Course, Stuart , 8 miles away
Ponderosa Golf Club, Stoneville , 8 miles away
Dan Valley Golf Course, Stoneville , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Mayo River - North Fork
Belews Lake, Rockingham , 13 miles away
Philpott Lake, Franklin , 13 miles away

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