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Virginia whitewater, Marl Creek

Rockbridge county, roadside Route 706 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     0.2 miles
  The scenic beauty of Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Marl Creek are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There's camping available near Marl Creek. The roadside Route 706 section of Marl Creek in Rockbridge County is 0.2 miles long
    and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated
and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. This stretch is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. The starting point is not too far from Lynchburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this  
river system, there are a few others too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
During your spree to Marl Creek you'll meet some folks from Buena Vista for sure. Going for a hike along the Rocky Row Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. While you're here at Marl Creek you can take a hike along the Jump Rock Trail. The amount of precipitation that falls at Marl Creek is close to the national average. Of all the months in a year May is the one with the most rain; January is when it's the driest.

Marl Creek, roadside Route 706 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 Marl Creek.
 Whitewater Near Marl Creek:
Marl Creek, Rockbridge County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.2 miles long (roadside Route 706)
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
Maury River, Rockbridge County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 32 miles long (Rockbridge Baths to James River)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Below Lynchburg Reservoir to Route 640)
Piney River - South Fork, Amherst County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (First bridge to National Forest boundary.)
Staton's Creek, Amherst County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 0.6 miles long (Staton's Falls to Pedlar River)
Irish Creek, Rockbridge County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Irish Creek Mission to South River)
James River, Rockbridge/ Amherst County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Glasgow to Snowden)
James River, Amherst/ Bedford County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (Snowden to Six Mile)
Laurel Run, Rockbridge County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Game road to Maury River)
 Ski Areas Near Marl Creek:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 30 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 36 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 54 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 55 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 70 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 97 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Marl Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites Lexington, Lexington , 3 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, Lexington , 3 miles away
Days Inn Lexington N Lee Highway, Lexington , 3 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Lexington , 3 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Lexington, Lexington , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Marl Creek:
Lee Hi Campground, Lexington, 3 miles away
Glen Maury City Park, Buena Vista, 3 miles away
Long's Campground, Lexington, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Marl Creek:
Rocky Row Trail, Rockbridge , 9 miles away
Jump Rock Trail, Rockbridge , 10 miles away
Little Peak Trail, Rockbridge , 10 miles away
Cashaw Creek Trail, Amherst , 10 miles away
Round Knob Trail, Rockbridge , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Marl Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 43 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Marl Creek:
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 1 miles away
Lexington Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 7 miles away
Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs , 7 miles away

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