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North Carolina whitewater, Mitchell River

Surry county, Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Mount Airy, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. There's camping available near Mitchell River. The natural beauty of North Carolina and the water flowing gracefully
    down Mitchell River have people coming here. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Route 1315 Bridge
to Route 268 Bridge stretch is one of them. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge section of Mitchell River is 10.5 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The river winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains and you get  
great scenery. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to run into some good folks from Elkin here. High temperatures at Mitchell River throughout the long summer days are in the 80's. Summer overnight lows plunge down to the 50's. High temperatures all through the wintertime are normally in the 40's while Mitchell River overnight low temperatures during the winter are in the 20's. Mitchell River is a wet spot that gets a lot of rainfall.

Mitchell River, Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge 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 Mitchell River.
 Whitewater Near Mitchell River:
Mitchell River, Surry County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge)
Yadkin River, Yadkin County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 35 miles long (US Route 21 to North Carolina Route 67)
Fisher River, Surry County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (US Route 601 Bridge to Rockford)
Ararat River, Surry County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.5 miles long (Route 1772 to Route 2080)
Chestnut Creek, Carroll County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.5 miles long (Route 721 to Byllesby Dam on New River)
New River, Carroll/ Wythe/ Pulaski/ Grayson County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 32 miles long (Fries to Allisonia)
Big Reed Island Creek, Carroll County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 58 to US Route 221)
Elk Creek, Grayson County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 650 to New River)
Little Reed Island Creek, Carroll/ Pulaski County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Sylvatus to New River Close to Allisonia)
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.5 miles long (US Route 221/21 to US Route 58/221)
 Ski Areas Near Mitchell River:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 60 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 73 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 74 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 74 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Mitchell River:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Elkin Jonesville, Elkin , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Dobson, Dobson , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN Yadkin Valley Inn & Suites, Jonesville , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn Jonesville, Jonesville , 5 miles away
Days Inn Jonesville, Jonesville , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mitchell River:
Holly Ridge Family Campground, Boonville, 8 miles away
Homeplace Recreational Park, Ararat, 15 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Roaring Gap, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Mitchell River:
Dogwood Trail, Alleghany , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mitchell River:
Stone Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 19 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 23 miles away
Lake Norman State Park, North Carolina , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mitchell River:
Cedarbrook Country Club, State Road , 3 miles away
Cedar Lake Golf Course, Jonesville , 7 miles away
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course & Driving Range, Mount Airy , 9 miles away

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