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Virginia whitewater, Calfpasture River

Augusta Rockbridge county, Rt 250 to Route 692 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     10 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Augusta/Rockbridge County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Virginia are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy.
    The Rt 250 to Route 692 section of Calfpasture River is 10 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III section. 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. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. The campgrounds here at Calfpasture River are pretty good. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camping stuff too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area  
has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Deerfield here at Calfpasture River; a great site to visit is Reubens Draft. If the weather is great here at Calfpasture River, you can go for a hike along the West Augusta Trail. On a magnificent day at Calfpasture River you can take a hike along the Elliott Knob Trail. For the duration of the warmest time of the year here at Calfpasture River, high temperatures generally reach the 70's, and the night is a bit chillier of course, usually in the 50's. For the period of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's with temperatures at Calfpasture River dipping down into the 10's through winter nights.

Calfpasture River, Rt 250 to Route 692 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 Calfpasture River.
 Whitewater Near Calfpasture River:
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Rt 250 to Route 692)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Route 692 to Route 687)
Shaws Fork, Highland County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Headwaters to Liberty)
Cowpasture River, Alleghany/Botetourt County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 24.5 miles long (Shaw Fork to Route 625 bridge)
Bullpasture River, Highland/Bath County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Route 250 to Route 678)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Route 687 to Goshen)
Jennings Branch, Augusta County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Jennings Gap to Middle River)
North River, Augusta County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 26 miles long (Below Staunton Dam to Spring Creek)
Middle River, Augusta County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Westview to Verona)
Crab Run, Highland County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Along Route 250 to McDowell)
 Ski Areas Near Calfpasture River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 34 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 42 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 43 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 52 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 97 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 99 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Calfpasture River:
Montvallee Motel, Monterey , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Raphine, Raphine , 19 miles away
Hometown Inn Staunton, Staunton , 19 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn Staunton, Staunton , 20 miles away
Frederick House, Staunton , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Calfpasture River:
Shaws Fork Horse Camp, Head Waters, 5 miles away
Braley Pond, West Augusta, 5 miles away
North River Campground, Augusta County, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Calfpasture River:
West Augusta Trail, Augusta , 5 miles away
Elliott Knob Trail, Augusta , 5 miles away
Chimney Hollow Trail, Augusta , 5 miles away
Chimney Hollow Trail, Augusta , 5 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Augusta , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Calfpasture River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 63 miles away
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 67 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 34 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 36 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near Calfpasture River
Puffenbarger Pond, Augusta , 10 miles away

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