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Virginia whitewater, Pedlar River

Amherst county, Highway 130 to James River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     3 miles
  The nature scenery of Amherst County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The average Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The Highway 130 to James River stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Whether you're
    whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít
have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Highway 130 to James River section of Pedlar River is 3 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Lynchburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions  
for lots of people. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
The Piney Ridge Trail offers hiking at its best; if you're stopping by from Coleman Falls, you won't be the only one. There's delightful hiking along the Cashaw Creek Trail. At Pedlar River through the warm months highs are in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. Highs all through the wintertime are frequently in the 40's; night lows at Pedlar River throughout the wintertime typically descend into the 20's.

Pedlar River, Highway 130 to James 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 Pedlar River.
 Whitewater Near Pedlar River:
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (Highway 130 to James River)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 5 miles away
      Class I(II) - 6 miles long (Route 640 to Highway 130)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Below Lynchburg Reservoir to Route 640)
Harris Creek, Amherst County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Route 130 to James River)
Buffalo River, Amherst County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Forks of Buffalo to Amherst)
James River, Amherst/ Bedford County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (Snowden to Six Mile)
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
Staton's Creek, Amherst County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 0.6 miles long (Staton's Falls to Pedlar River)
James River, Rockbridge/ Amherst County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Glasgow to Snowden)
Piney River - South Fork, Amherst County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (First bridge to National Forest boundary.)
 Ski Areas Near Pedlar River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 31 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 59 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 79 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 84 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Pedlar River:
Holiday Inn LYNCHBURG, Lynchburg , 10 miles away
Knights Inn Madison Heights Lynchburg, Madison Heights , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Lynchburg, Lynchburg , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Of Lynchburg, Lynchburg , 10 miles away
Kirkley Hotel, Lynchburg , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pedlar River:
Blue Ridge Pkwy - Otter Creek, Big Island, 6 miles away
Wildwood Campground, Monroe, 7 miles away
Punchbowl Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Buena Vista, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Pedlar River:
Cashaw Creek Trail, Amherst , 8 miles away
Piney Ridge Trail, Bedford , 11 miles away
Rocky Row Trail, Rockbridge , 12 miles away
Sulphur Ridge Trail, Bedford , 13 miles away
Terrapin Mountain Trail, Bedford , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pedlar River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 38 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 31 miles away
Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pedlar River:
Boonsboro Country Club, Lynchburg , 4 miles away
Colonial Hills Golf Club Cafe, Forest , 8 miles away
Ivy Hill Golf Club, Forest , 8 miles away

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