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Utah whitewater, Virgin River

Washington county, Virgin to Littlefield section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-V(V+)     49 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Utah are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This section of Virgin River in Washington County is 49 miles long and has been rated as a class I-V(V+) section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Washington County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. There are campgrounds quite near the river
    where you can camp. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so it looks like you will be camping out. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find
a large number of other rivers. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Virgin to Littlefield section is one of them. There are many good hotels to choose from, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The put-in is not too far from St. George, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while  
are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Snow Canyon State Park is both wonderful and gorgeous, and it's near Virgin River, and you might also want to pay a visit to Mokaac Wash if you're here at Virgin River. When you're here at Virgin River it's always fun to have a look at Quail Creek State Park; since you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Saint George. This is a really good river. Throughout the warm months at Virgin River temperatures are usually in the 90's. All through the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 40's, and overnight lows in the 20's for Virgin River.

Virgin River, Virgin to Littlefield 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 Virgin River.
 Whitewater Near Virgin River:
Virgin River, Washington County, 29 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 49 miles long (Virgin to Littlefield)
 Ski Areas Near Virgin River:
Brian Head, Utah , 62 miles away, 1707 foot drop, 8 lifts, 53 runs
 Hotels Near Virgin River:
La Quinta Inn & Suites St George, Saint George , 2 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham St. George, Saint George , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn ST. GEORGE CONV CTR, Saint George , 2 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn St George, Saint George , 3 miles away
Fairfield Inn St. George, Saint George , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Virgin River:
Mc Arthur's Temple View RV Resort, Saint George, 4 miles away
Settler's RV Park, Saint George, 5 miles away
Harrisburg Lakeside RV Resort and Campground, Saint George, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Virgin River:
Honeymoon Pack Trail, Mohave , 16 miles away, 3.2 hiking miles, 388 feet elevation difference
Big Hollow Trail, Washington , 15 miles away
Goat Spring Trail, Washington , 18 miles away
Summit Trail, Washington , 18 miles away
Oak Grove Trail, Washington , 18 miles away
Indian Hollow Spring Trail, Washington , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Virgin River:
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City - UT , 50 miles away
Snow Canyon State Park, Utah , 11 miles away
Quail Creek State Park, Utah , 14 miles away
Gunlock State Park, Utah , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Virgin River:
Bloomington Country Club, Saint George , 3 miles away
St George Golf Club, Saint George , 3 miles away
Sun River Golf Club, Saint George , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Virgin River
Ivins Reservoir, Washington , 13 miles away
Lower Sand Cove Reservoir, Washington , 19 miles away

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