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Montgomery county, Bottom Creek Road Bridge To Route 637 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     3 miles
 
The creek is solid V+ and will take much more time than implied. It could quite easily cause someone to get killed, or at least have a very bad day. The creek has 1 mandatory portage that could kill someone if they missed the very-easy-to-miss portage. There are 2-3 or more other rapids that are typically carried as well. The landowner/access situation is tenuous as well. Says Concerned

The starting location is a reasonable drive
    from Roanoke, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nature scenery of Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Bottom Creek have people coming here. The Bottom Creek
Road Bridge To Route 637 section of Bottom Creek in Virginia is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. A bit of exercise and  
a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Bottom Creek Road Bridge To Route 637 stretch is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is perfect here at Bottom Creek, you can go for a hike along the Trout Creek Appalachian Trail; people from Copper Hill love to come here.

Bottom Creek, Bottom Creek Road Bridge To Route 637 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Bottom Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bottom Creek:
Bottom Creek, Montgomery County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Bottom Creek Road Bridge To Route 637)
Roanoke River - South Fork, Bedford/ Campbell County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Shawsville to Roanoke River)
Roanoke River - North Fork, Bedford/ Campbell County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (Route 603 to Roanoke River)
Craig Creek, Craig County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Old Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
Little River - New R. Tributary, Montgomery/ Floyd County, 17 miles away
      Class I-IV - 13 miles long (Riner to Copper Valley)
Smith River, Patrick County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Charity to Backwater of Philpott Lake)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5.5 miles long (Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
Barbours Creek, Craig County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Route 611 to Craig Creek)
Potts Creek, Craig/ Alleghany County, 25 miles away
      Class I-IV - 32.5 miles long (Route 311 to Route 18)
 Ski Areas Near Bottom Creek:
The Homestead, Virginia , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 97 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Bottom Creek:
Super 8 Christiansburg, Christiansburg , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHRISTIANSBURG, Christiansburg , 11 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Christiansburg, Christiansburg , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Christiansburg, Christiansburg , 11 miles away
Days Inn Christiansburg, Christiansburg , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bottom Creek:
Dixie Caverns, Salem, 8 miles away
Interstate Overnight Park, Christiansburg, 10 miles away
Pickle Branch Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Catawba, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Bottom Creek:
Dragon Tooth Trail, Roanoke , 14 miles away
Trout Creek Appalachian Trail, Craig , 15 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Craig , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bottom Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 32 miles away
Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia , 20 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 26 miles away
Claytor Lake State Park, Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bottom Creek:
Blacksburg Country Club, Blacksburg , 12 miles away
Hidden Valley Country Club, Salem , 13 miles away
Golf Around The World, Roanoke , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Bottom Creek
Loch Haven Lake, Roanoke , 19 miles away
Lock Haven Lake, Roanoke , 19 miles away

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