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Virginia whitewater, Calfpasture River

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

 

CLASS I-II     11.5 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Calfpasture River in Augusta/Rockbridge County is 11.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. There
    arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just
hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The nature scenery of Augusta/Rockbridge County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The average Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. There's camping available near Calfpasture River. You might be into whitewater  
rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the North Mountain Trail is always a magnificent adventure, and Calfpasture River is close to Ingram Draft which is undeniably worth checking out. You'll meet a lot of folks from Goshen here, and you can go for a hike on the Burke Trail. This is such a fun river. All the water falling down from the sky makes Calfpasture River a wet place. For the duration of the month of July you get the most rain around here, and the driest of the months is December.

Calfpasture River, Route 687 to Goshen road map
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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 I-II - 11.5 miles long (Route 687 to Goshen)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Goshen to Maury River)
Maury River, Bath/ Rockbridge County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths)
Laurel Run, Rockbridge County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Game road to Maury River)
Mill Creek, Rockbridge County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 42 Wayside to Goshen)
Maury River, Rockbridge County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 32 miles long (Rockbridge Baths to James River)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Route 692 to Route 687)
Bullpasture River, Highland\Bath County, 12 miles away
      Class III+ - 4 miles long (Rt. 678 to Cowpasture River)
Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Effinger to Buffalo Forge)
Colliers Creek, Rockbridge County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Collierstown to Buffalo Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Calfpasture River:
The Homestead, Virginia , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 37 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 41 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 53 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 54 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 55 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 65 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 83 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Calfpasture River:
Days Inn Lexington N Lee Highway, Lexington , 13 miles away
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 13 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, Lexington , 13 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Lexington , 13 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Lexington, Lexington , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Calfpasture River:
Cold Sulphur Campground, Goshen, 4 miles away
Cowpasture River Access - DGIF, Williamsville, 10 miles away
Long's Campground, Lexington, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Calfpasture River:
North Mountain Trail, Rockbridge , 2 miles away
Burke Trail, Rockbridge , 3 miles away
Seay Trail, Rockbridge , 3 miles away
Old Bridge Trail, Rockbridge , 4 miles away
Missing Link Trail, Rockbridge , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Calfpasture River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 51 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 24 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 31 miles away
Cass Railroad State Park, West Virginia , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Calfpasture River:
Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs , 13 miles away
Lexington Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 15 miles away
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 17 miles away

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