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Virginia whitewater, Laurel Run

Rockbridge county, Game road to Maury River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     1.5 miles
  This stretch of Laurel Run in Rockbridge County is 1.5 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, as you can see on the road map further down. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is
    wonderful. The nature scenery of Rockbridge County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great
reasons to come. There's camping available near Laurel Run. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. This is one of  
a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Chambers Hollow is a good spot to go to close by; people from Goshen love to come here. Now, you may imagine that's a heap but there's even more exciting stuff to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Going for a hike along the Little Peak Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Hiking along the Goshen Pass Trail is delightful fun. The high level of precipitation makes Laurel Run a relatively wet location. The wettest month of the year is typically July, that's the one that rains the most while December is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Laurel Run, Game road to Maury 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 Laurel Run.
 Whitewater Near Laurel Run:
Laurel Run, Rockbridge County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Game road to Maury River)
Maury River, Bath/ Rockbridge County, 1 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths)
Maury River, Rockbridge County, 4 miles away
      Class II(III) - 32 miles long (Rockbridge Baths to James River)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Goshen to Maury River)
Mill Creek, Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 42 Wayside to Goshen)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Route 687 to Goshen)
Marl Creek, Rockbridge County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.2 miles long (roadside Route 706)
Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Effinger to Buffalo Forge)
Colliers Creek, Rockbridge County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Collierstown to Buffalo Creek)
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Laurel Run:
The Homestead, Virginia , 28 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 36 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 45 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 56 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 61 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 69 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Laurel Run:
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn At Hunt Ridge, Lexington , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center, Lexington , 7 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Lexington , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express LEXINGTON, Lexington , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laurel Run:
Cold Sulphur Campground, Goshen, 3 miles away
Long's Campground, Lexington, 6 miles away
Lake Robertson Rec Park, Lexington, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Laurel Run:
Goshen Pass Trail, Rockbridge , 1 miles away
Little Peak Trail, Rockbridge , 2 miles away
Missing Link Trail, Rockbridge , 3 miles away
Old Bridge Trail, Rockbridge , 3 miles away
Round Knob Trail, Rockbridge , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laurel Run:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 45 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 23 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Laurel Run:
Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs , 6 miles away
Lexington Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 8 miles away
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 11 miles away

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