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Virginia whitewater, Little Stony River - Ramey Fork

Wise Scott county, Ramey Fork to Hanging Rock section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     3.5 miles
  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 many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This stretch of Little Stony River - Ramey Fork in Virginia is 3.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V+ section. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are
    lots of good places for that around here. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Ramey Fork to Hanging Rock stretch is one of them. This section is quite short so you'll have to walk back to the
start over and over. The nature scenery of Wise/Scott County and the water flowing gracefully down Little Stony River - Ramey Fork beats anything. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
A magnificent place close to Little Stony River - Ramey Fork is Pound Gap, and at Little Stony River - Ramey Fork you always meet someone from Coeburn. The trees of Flatwoods are a magnificent source of shade on hot summer days. Interesting geology is available here; Hanging Rock is close to Little Stony River - Ramey Fork. Through the summertime months, highs regularly are in the 80's at Little Stony River - Ramey Fork, and through the night it cools down to the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Little Stony River - Ramey Fork.

Little Stony River - Ramey Fork, Ramey Fork to Hanging Rock road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork.
 Whitewater Near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork:
Little Stony River - Ramey Fork, Wise/Scott County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Ramey Fork to Hanging Rock)
Guest River, Wise/ Scott County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Rt. 72 to Clinch River)
Little Stony Creek, Scott County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Little Stony Falls to Hanging Rock)
Crab Orchard Branch, Wise County, 4 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0.5 miles long (Trailhead to Guest River)
Big Stony - Mountain Fork, Scott County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Mountain Fork to Chimney Rock Fork)
Big Moccasin Creek, Scott County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 6 miles long (Snowflake to Antioch Church)
Big Stony Creek, Scott County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Chimney Rock Fork to Route 653 Bridge)
Clinch River, Scott/Russell County, 10 miles away
      Class I - 18 miles long (St. Paul to Dungannon)
Clear Creek, Wise County, 12 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.75 miles long (Clear Creek Gorge)
Powell River, Wise County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Appalachia to Big Stone Gap)
 Ski Areas Near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 59 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 67 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 85 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 100 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork:
Flanagan Marina, Clintwood , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork:
Inn At Wise, Wise , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Of Wise, Wise , 11 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Norton, Norton , 11 miles away
Super 8 Norton VA, Norton , 11 miles away
Days Inn Norton VA, Norton , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork:
Flatwoods Campground, Wise County, 2 miles away
Bark Campground, Scott County, 5 miles away
High Knob, Norton, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork:
The Lonesome Pine Trail, Russell , 16 miles away
Pine Mountain Trail, Letcher , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork:
Warriors Path State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
Natural Tunnel State Park, Virginia , 22 miles away
Breaks Interstate Park., Virginia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork:
Dan Hall Mountain Resort & Country Club, Coeburn , 4 miles away
Lonesome Pine Country Club, Big Stone Gap , 15 miles away
Scott County Park & Golf Course, Gate City , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Stony River - Ramey Fork
Big Cherry Reservoir, Wise , 15 miles away

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