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Virginia whitewater, Back Creek - South River Tributary

Augusta county, Sherando Lake to South River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     9 miles
 
Just get there today and was really disappointed. Not enough water to ride a kayak. I wonder when it is possible. The river is narrow and shallow. You must carry your kayak if you want to reach the end! Says Sebastien

We would like to get info on prices and times for the whitewater rafting. We will be in the area the weekend of July 10th, 11th and leaving the 12th. Says Terry & June Perry

Are there kayak rentals? Says Irene

    This stretch of Back Creek - South River Tributary in Virginia is 9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The wonderful Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current
moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for  
a one day trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. There are some good hotels near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Sherando Lake to South River stretch is one of them. Whitewater paddling here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great experience.

Back Creek - South River Tributary, Sherando Lake to South River 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 Back Creek - South River Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Back Creek - South River Tributary:
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
Stoney Creek, Nelson County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Peggy's Pinch to Route 751)
Rockfish River - South Fork, Nelson County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 3.2 miles long (Wintergreen to Beech Grove)
Paul's Creek, Nelson County County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Waterslides)
South River, Waynesboro City / Rockingham County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Waynesboro to Lynnwood)
Tye River - North Fork, Nelson County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Above Nash to Confluence with Tye River)
Tye River, Nelson County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Tye River - Upper North Fork, Nelson County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 0.5 miles long (Adrenaline Alley)
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
Tye River - Upper South Fork, Nelson County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Montebello to first Route 56 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Back Creek - South River Tributary:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 4 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 27 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 47 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 63 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 65 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 65 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 90 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Back Creek - South River Tributary:
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center, Waynesboro , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn Waynesboro, Waynesboro , 4 miles away
Residence Inn Waynesboro, Waynesboro , 4 miles away
Days Inn Waynesboro, Waynesboro , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Back Creek - South River Tributary:
Kennedy Fields Campgrounds, Augusta County, 4 miles away
Shenandoah Acres Campground, Stuarts Draft, 5 miles away
Sherando Lake, Roseland, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Back Creek - South River Tributary:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 51 miles away
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 70 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Back Creek - South River Tributary:
Devils Knob Golf Course, Nellysford , 3 miles away
Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads , 3 miles away
Old Trail Golf Club, Crozet , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Back Creek - South River Tributary
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 7 miles away

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