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Virginia whitewater, Johns Creek

Craig county, Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     21 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. For
    all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. The nature scenery of Virginia
and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge section is one of them. The Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge stretch of Johns Creek in Virginia is 21 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too.  
Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a good hiking trail near Johns Creek called the Potts Mountain Trail; a splendid place to stop at is Rack Hollow. Going for a hike on the Trout Creek Appalachian Trail is always a magnificent adventure. A wonderful site like Jefferson National Forest near Johns Creek is too wonderful to leave out, and lots of people from Paint Bank come here. A visit to Johns Creek wouldn’t be complete without a spree to close by Moncove Lake State Park.

Johns Creek, Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Johns Creek.
 Whitewater Near Johns Creek:
Potts Creek, Craig/ Alleghany County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 32.5 miles long (Route 311 to Route 18)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5.5 miles long (Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
Craig Creek, Craig County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Old Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
Barbours Creek, Craig County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Route 611 to Craig Creek)
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 26.5 miles long (Route 603 8.0 miles to Crows)
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 18.5 miles long (Crows to Jackson River)
Second Creek, Monroe County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Hollywood to US 219 bridge)
Little Kanawha River - Right Fork, Upshur Webster Lewis Braxton County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (Cleveland to confluence with Little Kanawha River)
Howard Creek, Greenbrier County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.1 miles long (Hart Run to Confluence of Greenbrier River)
 Ski Areas Near Johns Creek:
The Homestead, Virginia , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 95 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Johns Creek:
Hampton Inn Salem, Salem , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn SALEM-ROANOKE, Salem , 15 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn And Conference Center Salem, Salem , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Salem, Salem , 15 miles away
Super 8 Salem VA, Salem , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Johns Creek:
Niday Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Catawba, 5 miles away
Pickle Branch Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Catawba, 8 miles away
Steel Bridge Campground, Craig County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Johns Creek:
Potts Mountain Trail, Craig , 3 miles away
Trout Creek Appalachian Trail, Craig , 7 miles away
Potts Arm Trail, Craig , 9 miles away
Cove Trail, Craig , 9 miles away
Dragon Tooth Trail, Roanoke , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Johns Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 40 miles away
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 66 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 15 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Johns Creek:
Blacksburg Country Club, Blacksburg , 15 miles away
Blacksburg Municipal Golf Course, Blacksburg , 16 miles away
Hanging Rock Golf Club, Salem , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Johns Creek
Lock Haven Lake, Roanoke , 20 miles away
Loch Haven Lake, Roanoke , 20 miles away

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