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Virginia whitewater, Buck Mountain Creek

Albermarle county, Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     9 miles
  The wonderful Virginia scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Buck Mountain Creek will make you feel great. The put-in is not too far from Charlottesville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are a few other sections
    in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can
easily run it on an afternoon. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R stretch of Buck Mountain Creek in Virginia is 9 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Buck Mountain Creek are pretty good. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia are easier than the national norm,  
so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Buck Mountain Creek without first going for a hike along the Patterson Ridge Trail. Here at Buck Mountain Creek you'll almost certainly meet some folks from Free Union, and you can go for a hike on the Twomile Ridge Trail. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Buck Mountain Creek, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. For the period of the wintertime the highs are commonly in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Buck Mountain Creek.

Buck Mountain Creek, Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R 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 Buck Mountain Creek.
 Whitewater Near Buck Mountain Creek:
Buck Mountain Creek, Albermarle County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R)
Lynch River, Albermarle County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Shady Grove to North Fork of Rivanna River)
Roach River, Albemarle County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St. George to North Fork Rivanna River)
Rivanna River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Advance Mills to Route 29)
Rivanna River, Albermarle County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Charlottesville to Shadwell)
South River - Rapidan Tributary, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Rt. 638 to Route 619)
Hardware River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 708 to Route 20)
Moormans River, Albemarle County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Charlottesville Reservoir to Free Union)
Shenandoah River - South Fork, Page/ Rockingham County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.5 miles long (Elkton to Luray)
Hardware River - South Fork, Albemarle County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Route 631 to Hardware River)
 Ski Areas Near Buck Mountain Creek:
Massanutten, Virginia , 18 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 30 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 38 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 91 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 99 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Buck Mountain Creek:
Boars Head Inn, Charlottesville , 7 miles away
Inn At Darden, Charlottesville , 7 miles away
Hyatt Place Charlottesville, Charlottesville , 7 miles away
Super 8 Charlottesville, Charlottesville , 8 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Charlottesville-UVA Medical, Charlottesville , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buck Mountain Creek:
Hightop Hut - Appalachian Trail, Dyke, 9 miles away
Loft Mountain Campgrounds, Albemarle County, 9 miles away
Shenandoah National Park - Loft Mountain, Dyke, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Buck Mountain Creek:
Twomile Ridge Trail, Rockingham , 10 miles away
Patterson Ridge Trail, Rockingham , 10 miles away
Rocky Mount Trail, Rockingham , 11 miles away
Brown Rocky Mountain Trail, Rockingham , 11 miles away
Gap Run Trail, Rockingham , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buck Mountain Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buck Mountain Creek:
Meadow Creek Golf Course, Charlottesville , 8 miles away
McIntire Park Municipal Golf Course, Charlottesville , 10 miles away
Birdwood Golf Course, Charlottesville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Buck Mountain Creek
Charlottesville Reservoir, Albemarle , 8 miles away

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