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Virginia whitewater, Pedlar River

Amherst county, Route 640 to Highway 130 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(II)     6 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Lynchburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Amherst County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. If you're a camper you can
    camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an
afternoon. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The river winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains and you get great scenery. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Route 640 to Highway 130 section is just one of many. The Route 640 to Highway 130 section of Pedlar River in Amherst County  
is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class I(II) section by American Whitewater. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Cashaw Creek Trail, and there are plenty of folks from Monroe here at Pedlar River. You'll truly wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the amusing things in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Good hiking is available along the Tolley Gap Trail. High temperatures at Pedlar River all through the months of summer are in the 80's with overnight lows in the 60's.

Pedlar River, Route 640 to Highway 130 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 Pedlar River.
 Whitewater Near Pedlar River:
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 2 miles away
      Class I(II) - 6 miles long (Route 640 to Highway 130)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Highway 130 to James River)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Below Lynchburg Reservoir to Route 640)
Buffalo River, Amherst County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Forks of Buffalo to Amherst)
Harris Creek, Amherst County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Route 130 to James River)
James River, Amherst/ Bedford County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (Snowden to Six Mile)
Staton's Creek, Amherst County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 0.6 miles long (Staton's Falls to Pedlar River)
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
Piney River - South Fork, Amherst County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (First bridge to National Forest boundary.)
Irish Creek, Rockbridge County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Irish Creek Mission to South River)
 Ski Areas Near Pedlar River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 28 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 57 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 76 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 81 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Pedlar River:
Knights Inn Madison Heights Lynchburg, Madison Heights , 11 miles away
Scottish Inns Madison Heights, Madison Heights , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn LYNCHBURG, Lynchburg , 12 miles away
Econo Lodge Lynchburg, Lynchburg , 12 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Lynchburg , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pedlar River:
Blue Ridge Pkwy - Otter Creek, Big Island, 6 miles away
Wildwood Campground, Monroe, 7 miles away
Brown Mt Creek Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Buena Vista, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Pedlar River:
Cashaw Creek Trail, Amherst , 8 miles away
Tolley Gap Trail, Amherst , 11 miles away
Piney Ridge Trail, Bedford , 11 miles away
Rocky Row Trail, Rockbridge , 11 miles away
Sulphur Ridge Trail, Bedford , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pedlar River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 40 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 31 miles away
Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pedlar River:
Boonsboro Country Club, Lynchburg , 7 miles away
Poplar Grove Golf Club, Amherst , 9 miles away
Colonial Hills Golf Club Cafe, Forest , 11 miles away

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