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Virginia whitewater, Calfpasture River

Augusta Rockbridge county, Route 692 to Route 687 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     8 miles
  This section of Calfpasture River in Virginia is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. If you're coming from Staunton-Waynesboro it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Augusta/Rockbridge County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great.
    Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for
a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Route 692 to Route 687 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This stretch has  
has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
The Walker Mountain is one of the things that make Calfpasture River so tremendous. If you're stopping by Calfpasture River from Deerfield, you won't be the only one. The Walker Mountain Trail is a great hiking trail close to Calfpasture River, and nearby you discover Fox Hollow which is a perfect place to pop by. A river like this is too good to miss. There is a great hiking trail close to Calfpasture River called the Shenandoah Mountain Trail. During the warm months at Calfpasture River highs are typically in the 80's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Calfpasture River, Route 692 to Route 687 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, 3 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Route 692 to Route 687)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Route 687 to Goshen)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Goshen to Maury River)
Cowpasture River, Alleghany/Botetourt County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 24.5 miles long (Shaw Fork to Route 625 bridge)
Shaws Fork, Highland County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Headwaters to Liberty)
Maury River, Bath/ Rockbridge County, 11 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths)
Bullpasture River, Highland/Bath County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Route 250 to Route 678)
Bullpasture River, Highland\Bath County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 4 miles long (Rt. 678 to Cowpasture River)
Mill Creek, Rockbridge County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 42 Wayside to Goshen)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Rt 250 to Route 692)
 Ski Areas Near Calfpasture River:
The Homestead, Virginia , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 36 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 49 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 49 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 60 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Calfpasture River:
Days Inn Lexington N Lee Highway, Lexington , 17 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, Lexington , 17 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Lexington , 17 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Lexington, Lexington , 17 miles away
Maple Hall Inn, Lexington , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Calfpasture River:
Cowpasture River Access - DGIF, Williamsville, 9 miles away
Cold Sulphur Campground, Goshen, 10 miles away
Shaws Fork Horse Camp, Head Waters, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Calfpasture River:
Walker Mountain Trail, Augusta , 3 miles away
Shenandoah Mountain Trail, Highland , 4 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Augusta , 4 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Rockbridge , 5 miles away
Benson Run Trail, Highland , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Calfpasture River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 56 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 29 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Calfpasture River:
Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Calfpasture River
Puffenbarger Pond, Augusta , 17 miles away

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