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Virginia whitewater, Dunlap Creek

Alleghany county, Route 603 8.0 miles to Crows section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     26.5 miles
  The natural beauty of Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Roanoke, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. 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. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if
    you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There's camping available near Dunlap Creek. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The Route 603 8.0 miles to Crows section of Dunlap Creek in Virginia is 26.5  
miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-IV section.

Briefly about the general area:
If you wish for a little side spree, try Sweet Springs Valley, and don't leave without stopping by Moncove Lake State Park. People from Paint Bank love to come to Dunlap Creek, and a trip to Beaverdam Falls will fill your soul with great feelings. At this river you will never have a bad time. The Cove Trail offers hiking at its best, and Greenbrier State Forest is worth stopping at. There's tremendous hiking along the Brushy Mountain Trail. Through the long summer days at Dunlap Creek highs are ordinarily in the 80's.

Dunlap Creek, Route 603 8.0 miles to Crows road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Dunlap Creek.
 Whitewater Near Dunlap Creek:
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 26.5 miles long (Route 603 8.0 miles to Crows)
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 2 miles away
      Class I-IV - 18.5 miles long (Crows to Jackson River)
Potts Creek, Craig/ Alleghany County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 32.5 miles long (Route 311 to Route 18)
Howard Creek, Greenbrier County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.1 miles long (Hart Run to Confluence of Greenbrier River)
Little Kanawha River - Right Fork, Upshur Webster Lewis Braxton County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Cleveland to confluence with Little Kanawha River)
Ogle Creek, Alleghany County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.7 miles long (Route 661 to Dunlap Creek)
Barbours Creek, Craig County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Route 611 to Craig Creek)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5.5 miles long (Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
Anthony Creek, Greenbrier County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.4 miles long (Blue Bend Recreation Area to confluence of Greenbrier River)
Craig Creek, Craig County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Old Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
 Ski Areas Near Dunlap Creek:
The Homestead, Virginia , 28 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 43 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 63 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 89 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 90 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 93 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Dunlap Creek:
Hampton Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 15 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LEWISBURG, Lewisburg , 16 miles away
Super 8 Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dunlap Creek:
Steel Bridge Campground, Craig County, 5 miles away
End Of The Trail Campground, White Sulphur Springs, 8 miles away
Pleasant Valley Campground, White Sulphur Springs, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Dunlap Creek:
Brushy Mountain Trail, Alleghany , 6 miles away
Cove Trail, Craig , 7 miles away
Potts Arm Trail, Craig , 7 miles away
Wild Meadow Trail, Greenbrier , 9 miles away
Potts Mountain Trail, Craig , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dunlap Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 44 miles away
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 66 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 8 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dunlap Creek:
Oakhurst Links, White Sulphur Springs , 8 miles away
Valley View Country Club, White Sulphur Springs , 10 miles away
Riverview Golf Range, Caldwell , 13 miles away

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