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Virginia whitewater, Gooney Run

Warren county, Browntown to Karo Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+     4.1 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Winchester, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Warren County scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often
    easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The campgrounds here at Gooney Run are pretty
good. The wild scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains is great. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This section of Gooney Run in Warren County is 4.1 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV+ section by American Whitewater. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a pleasant hiking trail next to Gooney Run called the Dickey Hill Trail, and this is a popular place for people from Bentonville. So much entertaining stuff to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, too nice to be true. Near Gooney Run you find the Gimlet Ridge Trail which is a splendid hiking trail. Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park is both good and charming, and it's near Gooney Run. During the days of summer highs here at Gooney Run reach the 80's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's usually in the 50's.

Gooney Run, Browntown to Karo Landing 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 Gooney Run.
 Whitewater Near Gooney Run:
Gooney Run, Warren County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 4.1 miles long (Browntown to Karo Landing)
Happy Creek, Warren County, 3 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.3 miles long (Route 671 to Happy Cr. Road)
Rush River, Rapahannock County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Washington to Rock Mills)
Passage Creek, Warren County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Elizabeth Furnance to Waterlick)
Covington River, Rapphannock County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Rappahannock School to Rush River)
Thornton River, Rappahannock County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Sperryville to Rock Mills)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Route 647 to Route 211)
Hughes River and Hazel River, Rappahannock/Culpepper County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (SR 603 to Route 522 Bridge)
Passage Creek, Warren County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Kings Crossing Road to Elizabeth Furnace)
Rose River, Madison County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
 Ski Areas Near Gooney Run:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 43 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 69 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 81 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 97 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 97 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Gooney Run:
Scottish Inns Front Royal, Front Royal , 5 miles away
Super 8 Front Royal, Front Royal , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Skyline Drive, Front Royal , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Front Royal, Front Royal , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites FRONT ROYAL BLUE RIDGE SHADOWS, Front Royal , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gooney Run:
Gooney Creek Campgrounds, Front Royal, 3 miles away
Gravel Springs Hut - Appalachian Trail, Bentonville, 3 miles away
Deerpoint Campground, Warren County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Gooney Run:
Dickey Hill Trail, Warren , 2 miles away
Gimlet Ridge Trail, Warren , 4 miles away
Bluff Trail, Rappahannock , 4 miles away
Big Devils Stairs Trail, Rappahannock , 4 miles away
Gravel Springs Trail, Rappahannock , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gooney Run:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 17 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 42 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 5 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 21 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gooney Run:
Jackson's Chase Golf Club, Front Royal , 7 miles away
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Front Royal , 7 miles away
Front Royal Country Club Department, Front Royal , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Gooney Run
Lake Frederick, Frederick , 13 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 15 miles away
Lakeside Lake, Frederick , 15 miles away

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