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Virginia whitewater, Clinch River

Scott Russell county, St. Paul to Dungannon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     18 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Kingsport-Bristol, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Virginia scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Clinch River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. If you're a camper
    you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section of Clinch River in Virginia is 18 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I section. Getting some good exercise and just being
out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the St. Paul to Dungannon section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
During your trip to Clinch River you'll meet some people from Saint Paul for sure. While staying at Clinch River you could always discover Buffalo Hollow; you can go for a hike on the The Lonesome Pine Trail. This is such a great river. Summertime highs at Clinch River mostly tend to be in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's, and nighttime lows in the 20's for Clinch River. A large amount of precipitation falls at Clinch River.

Clinch River, St. Paul to Dungannon 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 Clinch River.
 Whitewater Near Clinch River:
Little Stony River - Ramey Fork, Wise/Scott County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Ramey Fork to Hanging Rock)
Clinch River, Scott/Russell County, 6 miles away
      Class I - 18 miles long (St. Paul to Dungannon)
Guest River, Wise/ Scott County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Rt. 72 to Clinch River)
Crab Orchard Branch, Wise County, 7 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0.5 miles long (Trailhead to Guest River)
Little Stony Creek, Scott County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Little Stony Falls to Hanging Rock)
Big Moccasin Creek, Scott County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 6 miles long (Snowflake to Antioch Church)
Big Stony - Mountain Fork, Scott County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Mountain Fork to Chimney Rock Fork)
Big Stony Creek, Scott County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Chimney Rock Fork to Route 653 Bridge)
Clear Creek, Wise County, 17 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.75 miles long (Clear Creek Gorge)
Powell River, Wise County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Appalachia to Big Stone Gap)
 Ski Areas Near Clinch River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 56 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 63 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 96 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Clinch River:
Flanagan Marina, Clintwood , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Clinch River:
Inn At Wise, Wise , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Of Wise, Wise , 16 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Norton, Norton , 16 miles away
Super 8 Norton VA, Norton , 16 miles away
Days Inn Norton VA, Norton , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clinch River:
Flatwoods Campground, Wise County, 6 miles away
Bark Campground, Scott County, 10 miles away
Cranes Nest 1, Clintwood, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Clinch River:
The Lonesome Pine Trail, Russell , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clinch River:
Warriors Path State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
Breaks Interstate Park., Virginia , 24 miles away
Natural Tunnel State Park, Virginia , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clinch River:
Dan Hall Mountain Resort & Country Club, Coeburn , 7 miles away
Lake Bonaventure Country Club, Castlewood , 13 miles away
Scott County Park & Golf Course, Gate City , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Clinch River
Big Cherry Reservoir, Wise , 20 miles away

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