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Virginia whitewater, Newfound River

Hanover county, Rocketts Mill to US 1 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     4 miles
  The Rocketts Mill to US 1 section of Newfound River is 4 miles long and is a class II(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill
    up quick. The beautiful scenery of Hanover County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature
will have you coming back for more. The Rocketts Mill to US 1 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Richmond, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll  
find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
During your journey to Newfound River you'll meet some folks from Doswell for sure. Newfound River gets much water. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain while April is typically the driest month. For the duration of the summer highs here at Newfound River get into the 80's. During the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 60's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 40's, and night lows in the 20's for Newfound River.

Newfound River, Rocketts Mill to US 1 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 Newfound River.
 Whitewater Near Newfound River:
Newfound River, Hanover County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Rocketts Mill to US 1)
Little River - North Anna Tributary, Hanover County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Verdun to Doswell)
North Anna River, Hanover County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Butler Ford Bridge to Route 1)
James River, -blank- County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Pony Pasture Park to Reedy Creek)
James River, City of Richmond County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Reedy Creek to Mayo Island)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rivercity Rafting, Henrico County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Motts Run to Fredericksburg)
 Ski Areas Near Newfound River:
Massanutten, Virginia , 92 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 99 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Newfound River:
BEST WESTERN Kings Quarters, Doswell , 4 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Richmond - Kings Dominion, Doswell , 4 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Doswell (Kings Dominion), VA, Doswell , 4 miles away
Days Inn Doswell At Kings Dominion, Doswell , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Richmond-North-Ashland, Ashland , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Newfound River:
Kings Dominion Camp Wilderness, Doswell, 5 miles away
Kosmo Village Campground, Glen Allen, 7 miles away
Americamps Best Holiday Trav-L-Park, Ashland, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Newfound River:
Prince William Forest Park, Triangle - VA , 41 miles away
Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington - MD , 63 miles away
Pocahontas State Park, Virginia , 25 miles away
Lake Anna State Park, Virginia , 27 miles away
Purse State Park, Maryland , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Newfound River:
Hollows Golf Club The, Montpelier , 6 miles away
Glen Allen Golf, Glen Allen , 7 miles away
Massanutten Resort Golf Course, Mc Gaheysville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Newfound River
Lake Anna, Louisa , 18 miles away
Pitts Pond, Caroline , 20 miles away

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