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Virginia whitewater, Calfpasture River

Augusta Rockbridge county, Goshen to Maury River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     4 miles
 
I Was Arrested For Trespassing While Canoeing On The Calfpasture As I Found Out The River Is Private As Land Owners Own The Land Underneath And The River.† It Is Designated As Not Navigatable. Says BOB TRIPP

The wonderful Virginia scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Calfpasture River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Virginia you might find the rivers here
    a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The Goshen to Maury River stretch of Calfpasture River in Virginia is 4 miles long and has been rated
as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. The starting point is not too far from Staunton-Waynesboro, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. A bit of exercise  
and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Missing Link Trail, and Chambers Hollow is another great location to pop by close by. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Calfpasture River; Old Bridge Trail is a perfect local trail. You're sure to bump into some fine folks from Goshen here.

Calfpasture River, Goshen to Maury 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 Calfpasture River.
 Whitewater Near Calfpasture River:
Maury River, Bath/ Rockbridge County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Goshen to Maury River)
Laurel Run, Rockbridge County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Game road to Maury River)
Maury River, Rockbridge County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 32 miles long (Rockbridge Baths to James River)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Route 687 to Goshen)
Mill Creek, Rockbridge County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 42 Wayside to Goshen)
Marl Creek, Rockbridge County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.2 miles long (roadside Route 706)
Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Effinger to Buffalo Forge)
Colliers Creek, Rockbridge County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Collierstown to Buffalo Creek)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Route 692 to Route 687)
 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 , 43 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 55 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 57 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 67 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Calfpasture River:
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn At Hunt Ridge, Lexington , 10 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Lexington , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center, Lexington , 10 miles away
Days Inn Lexington N Lee Highway, Lexington , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Calfpasture River:
Cold Sulphur Campground, Goshen, 1 miles away
Long's Campground, Lexington, 8 miles away
Lake Robertson Rec Park, Lexington, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Calfpasture River:
Missing Link Trail, Rockbridge , 0 miles away
Old Bridge Trail, Rockbridge , 1 miles away
Seay Trail, Rockbridge , 1 miles away
Burke Trail, Rockbridge , 1 miles away
Goshen Pass Trail, Rockbridge , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Calfpasture River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 47 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 23 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Calfpasture River:
Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs , 9 miles away
Lexington Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 11 miles away
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 13 miles away

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