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Virginia whitewater, Barbours Creek

Craig county, Route 611 to Craig Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7 miles
  The natural beauty of Virginia and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This stretch of Barbours Creek in Craig County is 7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Roanoke, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to
    get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have
people coming from far and near. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The Route 611 to Craig Creek section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. 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 rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the North Mountain Trail, and people from New
 
Castle love to come here. Go for a hike on the Fenwick Nature Trail, and Barbours Creek is near Jefferson National Forest which is a gorgeous place. This river is so perfect. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Barbours Creek. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 60's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 40's while Barbours Creek overnight low temperatures throughout the wintertime are in the 20's. Barbours Creek is a good spot of common rainfall. July is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest of the months is February.

Barbours Creek, Route 611 to Craig Creek 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 Barbours Creek.
 Whitewater Near Barbours Creek:
Barbours Creek, Craig County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Route 611 to Craig Creek)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5.5 miles long (Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
Craig Creek, Craig County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Old Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
Catawba Creek, Botetourt County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Fincastle to James River)
Potts Creek, Craig/ Alleghany County, 13 miles away
      Class I-IV - 32.5 miles long (Route 311 to Route 18)
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 13 miles away
      Class I-IV - 18.5 miles long (Crows to Jackson River)
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 26.5 miles long (Route 603 8.0 miles to Crows)
Roaring Run, Botetourt County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.2 miles long (County line to Recreation Area)
Ogle Creek, Alleghany County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.7 miles long (Route 661 to Dunlap Creek)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Barbours Creek:
The Homestead, Virginia , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 49 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 72 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 81 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 92 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 95 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Barbours Creek:
Baymont Inn & Suites Salem Roanoke Area, Salem , 12 miles away
La Quinta Inn Roanoke Salem, Salem , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SALEM, Salem , 12 miles away
Days Inn Roanoke North, Roanoke , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Roanoke Airport, Roanoke , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Barbours Creek:
Fenwick Mines Campground, Craig County, 3 miles away
The Pines Campground, Craig County, 4 miles away
Catawba Mt Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Roanoke, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Barbours Creek:
Fenwick Nature Trail, Craig , 2 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Craig , 6 miles away
Cove Trail, Craig , 7 miles away
Potts Arm Trail, Craig , 7 miles away
Dragon Tooth Trail, Roanoke , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Barbours Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 31 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 1 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Barbours Creek:
Botetourt Country Club, Troutville , 11 miles away
Hanging Rock Golf Club, Salem , 12 miles away
Salem Golf Course, Salem , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Barbours Creek
Lock Haven Lake, Roanoke , 12 miles away
Loch Haven Lake, Roanoke , 12 miles away

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