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Virginia whitewater, Briery Branch

Rockingham county, Briery Branch Dam to North River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     10.5 miles
  The wonderful Rockingham County scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. There's camping available near Briery Branch. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too. There are many
    good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Some people prefer whitewater rafting
and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The Briery Branch Dam to North River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The starting point is not too far from Harrisonburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Mount Solon here at Briery Branch, and close by you discover the Mud
 
Pond Gap Trail which is a good hiking trail. The Narrow Buck Trail is a glorious hiking trail in close proximity to Briery Branch. Briery Branch is a good spot of common rain. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is January. During the long summer days here at Briery Branch, high temperatures frequently reach the 80's while night lows are frequently in the 50's. High temperatures throughout the wintertime are normally in the 40's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Briery Branch.

Briery Branch, Briery Branch Dam to North 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 Briery Branch.
 Whitewater Near Briery Branch:
Briery Branch, Rockingham County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.5 miles long (Briery Branch Dam to North River)
Little River - North R. Tributary, Augusta County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Hearthstone Dam to Bridge at Camp May Flather)
Dry River, Rockingham County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lily to North River)
Dry River, Rockingham County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Rt 33 to Route 613)
North River, Augusta County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 26 miles long (Below Staunton Dam to Spring Creek)
Jennings Branch, Augusta County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Jennings Gap to Middle River)
Middle River, Augusta County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Westview to Verona)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Pendleton/ Hardy County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.1 miles long (Fort Seybert to Milam)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Rt 250 to Route 692)
Shenandoah River - North Fork, Rockingham County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Route 921 to Route 730)
 Ski Areas Near Briery Branch:
Massanutten, Virginia , 23 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 29 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 31 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 39 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 59 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 62 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 64 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Briery Branch:
Hampton Inn Harrisonburg - South, Harrisonburg , 13 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Harrisonburg, VA, Harrisonburg , 13 miles away
Super 8 Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HARRISONBURG, Harrisonburg , 13 miles away
Ramada Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Briery Branch:
Natural Chimneys Regional Park, Mount Solon, 4 miles away
Hone Quarry, Mount Solon, 4 miles away
Stokesville Park Recreational, Mount Solon, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Briery Branch:
Narrow Buck Trail, Augusta , 3 miles away
Mud Pond Gap Trail, Rockingham , 4 miles away
Narrow Back Trail, Augusta , 4 miles away
Hone Quarry Ridge Trail, Rockingham , 4 miles away
Big Hollow Trail, Rockingham , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Briery Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 46 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Briery Branch:
Heritage Oaks Golf Course, Harrisonburg , 13 miles away
Ingleside Resort Golf & Conference Center, Staunton , 14 miles away
Lakeview Golf Course, Harrisonburg , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Briery Branch
Puffenbarger Pond, Augusta , 16 miles away

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