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Utah whitewater, Virgin River - North Fork

Washington county, Sinawava to South Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     8.5 miles
  If you're coming from St. George it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Sinawava to South Campground stretch of Virgin River - North Fork in Utah is 8.5 miles long and is a class III-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The nature scenery
    of Washington County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Sinawava to South Campground section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Whitewater
rafting and kayaking in Utah is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Not far from Virgin
 
River - North Fork you hit upon The Spearhead; the Emerald Pools Trail offers hiking at its best. The Streaked Wall is a magnificent location to go to while in the neighborhood. There's magnificent hiking along the Sand Bench Trail, and don't leave Virgin River - North Fork without first paying a visit to Grotto Springs. If you're here, you might as well have a look at Court of the Patriarchs, and there are plenty of folks from Virgin here at Virgin River - North Fork. Virgin River - North Fork is pretty dried out regularly. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month is June.

Virgin River - North Fork, Sinawava to South Campground 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Virgin River - North Fork:
Virgin River - North Fork, Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.5 miles long (Sinawava to South Campground)
Virgin River, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 49 miles long (Virgin to Littlefield)
 Ski Areas Near Virgin River - North Fork:
Brian Head, Utah , 26 miles away, 1707 foot drop, 8 lifts, 53 runs
Elk Meadows, Utah , 71 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Virgin River - North Fork:
Cliffrose Lodge, Springdale , 3 miles away
Quality Inn At Zion Park, Springdale , 3 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Zion Park - Springdale, Springdale , 4 miles away
Pioneer Lodge Springdale, Springdale , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express SPRINGDALE - ZION NATL PK AREA, Springdale , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Virgin River - North Fork:
Grotto Campground, Washington County, 2 miles away
Zion National Park - Camp 2, Virgin, 2 miles away
Zion National Park - Camp 3, Virgin, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Virgin River - North Fork:
Sand Bench Trail, Washington , 0 miles away
Emerald Pools Trail, Washington , 1 miles away
Angels Landing Trail, Washington , 2 miles away
Walters Wiggles, Washington , 2 miles away
Canyon Overlook Trail, Washington , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Virgin River - North Fork:
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City - UT , 27 miles away
Pipe Spring National Monument, Fredonia - AZ , 34 miles away
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah , 21 miles away
Quail Creek State Park, Utah , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Virgin River - North Fork
Kolob Reservoir, Washington , 12 miles away

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