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Virginia whitewater, Ogle Creek

Alleghany county, Route 661 to Dunlap Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5.7 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The starting point is not too far from Roanoke, as you can see on the road map further down. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. Getting a good workout and
    a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Virginia are often more forgiving
than in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The Route 661 to Dunlap Creek stretch of Ogle Creek is 5.7 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Ogle Creek there are
 
plenty of folks from Covington; the Little Allegheny Mountain Trail offers hiking at its best. Jefferson National Forest is a great spot to visit, and Ogle Creek is right by the Brushy Mountain Trail. A river like this is too good to miss. All the water falling down from the sky makes Ogle Creek a wet place. The wettest month of the year is typically July, that's the one that rains the most, and February meanwhile is the driest month. Summertime at Ogle Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Summer night lows descend down to the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's with temperatures at Ogle Creek dipping down into the 10's all through winter nights.

Ogle Creek, Route 661 to Dunlap Creek road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Ogle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Ogle Creek:
Ogle Creek, Alleghany County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.7 miles long (Route 661 to Dunlap Creek)
Anthony Creek, Greenbrier County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Neola to Blue Bend Recreation Area)
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 18.5 miles long (Crows to Jackson River)
Jackson River, Alleghany County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 42.5 miles long (Gathright Dam to James River)
Dunlap Creek, Alleghany County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 26.5 miles long (Route 603 8.0 miles to Crows)
Roaring Run, Botetourt County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.2 miles long (County line to Recreation Area)
Anthony Creek, Greenbrier County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.4 miles long (Blue Bend Recreation Area to confluence of Greenbrier River)
Barbours Creek, Craig County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Route 611 to Craig Creek)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5.5 miles long (Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
Potts Creek, Craig/ Alleghany County, 18 miles away
      Class I-IV - 32.5 miles long (Route 311 to Route 18)
 Ski Areas Near Ogle Creek:
The Homestead, Virginia , 17 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 34 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 73 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 79 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 80 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 97 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Ogle Creek:
Baymont Inn & Suites Covington, Covington , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express COVINGTON, Covington , 8 miles away
Magnuson Hotel Covington, Covington , 8 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Covington, Covington , 9 miles away
Oak Tree Inn Low Moor, Low Moor , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ogle Creek:
Morris Hill, Hot Springs, 10 miles away
The Pines Campground, Craig County, 11 miles away
Morris Hill Group, Hot Springs, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Ogle Creek:
Little Allegheny Mountain Trail, Greenbrier , 7 miles away
Brushy Mountain Trail, Alleghany , 7 miles away
Oliver Mountain Trail, Alleghany , 8 miles away
Humphreys Draft Trail, Greenbrier , 8 miles away
Jackson Trail, Alleghany , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ogle Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 42 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 14 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
Greenbrier State Forest, West Virginia , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ogle Creek:
Cliff View Golf Club & Inn, Covington , 8 miles away
Alleghany Country Club, Covington , 12 miles away
Valley View Country Club, White Sulphur Springs , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Ogle Creek
Lake Moomaw, Alleghany , 12 miles away
Pike Pond, Alleghany , 15 miles away

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