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Virginia whitewater, North Mayo

Henry Patrick county, Virginia Route 629 to Mayo River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     4.3 miles
  The natural beauty of Virginia and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Martinsville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better
    reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. The Virginia Route 629 to Mayo River stretch of North Mayo in Virginia is
4.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are some good sections  
to paddle in this river system, the Virginia Route 629 to Mayo River section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
The nice folks of Spencer like to hang out nearby, and spots like Fairy Stone State Park are great to visit. Throughout the long summer days here at North Mayo, high temperatures regularly reach the 80's, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. For the duration of the winter the highs are ordinarily in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at North Mayo. The high level of rainfall makes North Mayo a reasonably wet spot.

North Mayo, Virginia Route 629 to Mayo 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 North Mayo.
 Whitewater Near North Mayo:
Mayo River - North Fork, Rockingham County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.1 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to North Carolina Route 1359)
North Mayo, Henry/ Patrick County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.3 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to Mayo River)
South Mayo River, Henry/ Rockingham County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Virginia Route 695 to Mayo River)
Dan River, Stokes County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.8 miles long (Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772)
Snow Creek, Stokes County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.9 miles long (Route 1674 Bridge to Route 1695 Bridge)
Dan River, Stokes County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Route 89 to Route 1652)
Smith River, Patrick County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Charity to Backwater of Philpott Lake)
Big Creek, Stokes County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road)
Dan River, Stokes County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Reedy Fork Creek, Guilford County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.1 miles long (Route 2732 to North Carolina Route 61 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near North Mayo:
The Homestead, Virginia , 79 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 98 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near North Mayo:
Carolina Marina, Stokesdale , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near North Mayo:
Travelodge Ridgeway Martinsville Area, Ridgeway , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Martinsville, Martinsville , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Martinsville, Martinsville , 10 miles away
Super 8 Martinsville VA, Martinsville , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Martinsville Va, Martinsville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Mayo:
Indian Heritage RV Park, Martinsville, 9 miles away
Dan River Campground, Stoneville, 11 miles away
Philpott Park - Philpott Lake, -blank-, 12 miles away
 Trails Near North Mayo:
Casters Trail, Franklin , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Mayo:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 38 miles away
Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia , 15 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 20 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Mayo:
Trent Gordon Golf Course, Stuart , 8 miles away
Ponderosa Golf Club, Stoneville , 8 miles away
Dan Valley Golf Course, Stoneville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near North Mayo
Philpott Lake, Franklin , 13 miles away
Belews Lake, Rockingham , 13 miles away

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