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North Carolina whitewater, Snow Creek

Stokes county, Route 1674 Bridge to Route 1695 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     4.9 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in North Carolina is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The natural beauty of North Carolina and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. 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. If you're coming from Winston-Salem it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch
of Snow Creek in Stokes County is 4.9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. The Route 1674 Bridge to Route 1695 Bridge section is the only paddling section along Snow Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Cascade Trail is always a tremendous adventure. Snow Creek is right next door to Hanging Rock State Park which
 
is a stunning place; close by you come across the Hanging Rock Trail which is a nice hiking trail. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. Lots of people from Walnut Cove come to Snow Creek. All the water falling down from the sky makes Snow Creek a wet site. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation. High temperatures at Snow Creek through the days of summer are in the 80's, and the overnight is a bit cooler of course, usually in the 60's. Daytime highs during the wintertime are in the 40's, and after the sun is down through the winter temperatures at Snow Creek descend into the 20's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Snow Creek.
 Whitewater Near Snow Creek:
Dan River, Stokes County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.8 miles long (Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772)
Dan River, Stokes County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Route 89 to Route 1652)
Big Creek, Stokes County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road)
South Mayo River, Henry/ Rockingham County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Virginia Route 695 to Mayo River)
Mayo River - North Fork, Rockingham County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.1 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to North Carolina Route 1359)
North Mayo, Henry/ Patrick County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.3 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to Mayo River)
Dan River, Stokes County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 773 to Route 1432)
Smith River, Patrick County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Charity to Backwater of Philpott Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Snow Creek:
The Homestead, Virginia , 94 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 98 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Snow Creek:
Carolina Marina, Stokesdale , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Snow Creek:
Hampton Inn And Suites-Winston-Salem-University Area NC, Winston-Salem , 11 miles away
Days Inn Winston Salem North, Winston-Salem , 11 miles away
Rodeway Inn Winston Salem, Winston-Salem , 11 miles away
Quality Inn University, Winston-Salem , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Coliseum, Winston-Salem , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Snow Creek:
Sunset Park Campground, Walnut Cove, 5 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, 9 miles away
Humphrey's Ridge Camp, Stokesdale, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Snow Creek:
Hanging Rock Trail, Stokes , 9 miles away
Cascade Trail, Stokes , 9 miles away
Cooks Wall Trail, Stokes , 9 miles away
Moores Knob Trail, Stokes , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Snow Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 56 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 9 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 22 miles away
Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Snow Creek:
Hemlock Golf Course, Walnut Cove , 3 miles away
Stonewall Golf Course, Germanton , 7 miles away
Riverview Golf Course, Pine Hall , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Snow Creek
Belews Lake, Rockingham , 9 miles away
Crystal Lake, Forsyth , 14 miles away

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