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Albemarle county, Route 631 to Hardware River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     7.5 miles
  The Route 631 to Hardware River section of Hardware River - South Fork in Virginia is 7.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV section. The wonderful Albemarle County scenery and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The average Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of
    the sections in this state are pretty easy. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The put-in is not too far from Charlottesville, please print
out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The nearby hotels are a bit  
away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Keene here at Hardware River - South Fork. Summertime highs at Hardware River - South Fork commonly tend to be in the 80's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 60's. Through the winter highs are in the 40's; overnight lows at Hardware River - South Fork through the wintertime frequently descend into the 20's. Hardware River - South Fork gets a normal amount of precipitation. Throughout August this area sees the most rain, and January is the month with the least moisture.

Hardware River - South Fork, Route 631 to Hardware 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 Hardware River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Hardware River - South Fork:
Hardware River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 708 to Route 20)
Hardware River - South Fork, Albemarle County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Route 631 to Hardware River)
Rivanna River, Albermarle County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Charlottesville to Shadwell)
Hardware River, Fluvanna County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Temperance Wayside to James River)
Moormans River, Albemarle County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Charlottesville Reservoir to Free Union)
Buck Mountain Creek, Albermarle County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R)
Slate River, Buckingham County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Diana Mills to James River)
Rivanna River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Advance Mills to Route 29)
Lynch River, Albermarle County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Shady Grove to North Fork of Rivanna River)
Roach River, Albemarle County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St. George to North Fork Rivanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Hardware River - South Fork:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 24 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 29 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Hardware River - South Fork:
Sleep Inn & Suites Monticello, Charlottesville , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn CHARLOTTESVILLE-MONTICELLO, Charlottesville , 8 miles away
Boars Head Inn, Charlottesville , 8 miles away
Affordable Suites Charlottesville, Charlottesville , 8 miles away
ExecuStay At Stone Creek Villa, Charlottesville , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hardware River - South Fork:
Charlottesville KOA Kampground, Charlottesville, 2 miles away
James River Runners, Scottsville, 10 miles away
Misty Mountain Camp Resort, Greenwood, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Hardware River - South Fork:
Turk Branch Trail, Albemarle , 17 miles away
Turk Mountain Trail, Augusta , 18 miles away
Sawmill Ridge Trail, Augusta , 18 miles away
Falls Trail, Albemarle , 19 miles away
Riprap Trail, Augusta , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hardware River - South Fork:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 42 miles away
Bear Creek Lake State Park, Virginia , 31 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hardware River - South Fork:
Spring Creek Golf, Charlottesville , 7 miles away
Meadow Creek Golf Course, Charlottesville , 10 miles away
Birdwood Golf Course, Charlottesville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Hardware River - South Fork
Charlottesville Reservoir, Albemarle , 7 miles away
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 19 miles away

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