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Virginia whitewater, Covington River

Rapphannock county, Rappahannock School to Rush River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4.5 miles
  The natural beauty of Rapphannock County and the water flowing gracefully down Covington River have people coming here. The Rappahannock School to Rush River stretch of Covington River is 4.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The starting point is not too far from Winchester, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This river system has a few good paddling sections
    and the Rappahannock School to Rush River section is one of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have  
people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
At Covington River you always meet someone from Woodville, and hiking along the The Peak Trail is delightful fun. Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park is both perfect and stunning, and it's in the vicinity of Covington River, and going for a hike along the Bluff Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. From a rainfall point of view Covington River is a quite typical place. The wettest month of the year is typically July, that's the one that rains the most, and February meanwhile is the driest month.

Covington River, Rappahannock School to Rush 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 Covington River.
 Whitewater Near Covington River:
Covington River, Rapphannock County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Rappahannock School to Rush River)
Rush River, Rapahannock County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Washington to Rock Mills)
Thornton River, Rappahannock County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Sperryville to Rock Mills)
Hughes River and Hazel River, Rappahannock/Culpepper County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (SR 603 to Route 522 Bridge)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Route 647 to Route 211)
Happy Creek, Warren County, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.3 miles long (Route 671 to Happy Cr. Road)
Gooney Run, Warren County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 4.1 miles long (Browntown to Karo Landing)
Robinson River, Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class II+ - 19 miles long (Syria to Locust Dale)
Rose River, Madison County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
White Oak Run, Madison County, 18 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot)
 Ski Areas Near Covington River:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 44 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 68 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 88 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 90 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 92 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 97 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Covington River:
Super 8 Front Royal, Front Royal , 14 miles away
Scottish Inns Front Royal, Front Royal , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Skyline Drive, Front Royal , 14 miles away
Red Roof Inn Culpeper, Culpeper , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CULPEPER, Culpeper , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Covington River:
Gravel Springs Hut - Appalachian Trail, Bentonville, 8 miles away
Tom Floyd Wayside Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Chester Gap, 10 miles away
Shenandoah National Park - Matthews Arm, Bentonville, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Covington River:
The Peak Trail, Rappahannock , 6 miles away
Bluff Trail, Rappahannock , 6 miles away
Big Devils Stairs Trail, Rappahannock , 7 miles away
Gravel Springs Trail, Rappahannock , 8 miles away
White Rocks Trail, Rappahannock , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Covington River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 21 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 45 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 14 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 22 miles away
Lake Anna State Park, Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Covington River:
Golf Course, Culpeper , 13 miles away
Culpeper Country Club, Culpeper , 14 miles away
Jackson's Chase Golf Club, Front Royal , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Covington River
Lake Pelham, Culpeper , 14 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 17 miles away

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