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Virginia whitewater, Piney River - South Fork

Amherst county, First bridge to National Forest boundary. section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3.4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The wonderful Amherst County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is a pretty short section
    so no need to bring snacks. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the First bridge to
National Forest boundary. section is one of them. There's camping available near Piney River - South Fork. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The First bridge  
    to National Forest boundary. stretch of Piney River - South Fork in Virginia is 3.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V section.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Lovingston Springs
  will fill your spirit with nice feelings, and there are plenty of people from Vesuvius here. If you adore the outdoors you'll adore it here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Tolley Gap Trail is a great hiking trail next to Piney River - South Fork; if you want a little side journey, try Salt Log Gap. This river has it all. Near Piney River - South Fork you come across the Cold Spring Bald Mountain Trail which is a great hiking trail.

Piney River - South Fork, First bridge to National Forest boundary. 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 Piney River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Piney River - South Fork:
Irish Creek, Rockbridge County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Irish Creek Mission to South River)
Piney River, Nelson/Amherst County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Alhambra to Woodson)
Piney River - South Fork, Amherst County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (First bridge to National Forest boundary.)
Staton's Creek, Amherst County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 0.6 miles long (Staton's Falls to Pedlar River)
Tye River - South Fork, Nelson County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 3.7 miles long (Route 56 to Nash)
Tye River - Upper South Fork, Nelson County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Montebello to first Route 56 bridge)
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
Tye River - Upper North Fork, Nelson County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 0.5 miles long (Adrenaline Alley)
Buffalo River, Amherst County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Forks of Buffalo to Amherst)
Marl Creek - South R.Trib, Rockbridge County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1 miles long (Steele's Tavern to Virginia-56)
 Ski Areas Near Piney River - South Fork:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 17 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 44 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 49 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 63 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 66 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 98 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Piney River - South Fork:
Comfort Inn & Suites Raphine, Raphine , 9 miles away
Hometown Inn Staunton, Staunton , 13 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Lexington , 14 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, Lexington , 14 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Lexington, Lexington , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Piney River - South Fork:
Montebello Camping & Fishing, Montebello, 5 miles away
Camp Blue Ridge, Montebello, 5 miles away
Montebello Camping Resort, Montebello, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Piney River - South Fork:
Tolley Gap Trail, Amherst , 4 miles away
Cold Spring Bald Mountain Trail, Augusta , 11 miles away
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 12 miles away
Stony Run Trail, Augusta , 12 miles away
Mills Creek Trail, Augusta , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Piney River - South Fork:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 52 miles away
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 69 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Piney River - South Fork:
Poplar Grove Golf Club, Amherst , 5 miles away
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 13 miles away
Shadow Ridge Golf Course, Amherst , 14 miles away

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