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Virginia whitewater, Roanoke River - North Fork

Bedford Campbell county, Route 603 to Roanoke River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     14 miles
  The scenic beauty of Virginia and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Roanoke River - North Fork is 14 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.
    If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has
a large number of paddling spots. The Route 603 to Roanoke River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so  
you wonít get lost. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
A great site to stop by near Roanoke River - North Fork is Reese Hollow, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Roanoke River - North Fork; Trout Creek Appalachian Trail is a great local trail. These mountains rock, just look at all the enjoyable stuff to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Roanoke River - North Fork is a site with many visitors from Elliston, and do take some time to pop by Flatwoods while you're here.

Roanoke River - North Fork, Route 603 to Roanoke 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 Roanoke River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Roanoke River - North Fork:
Roanoke River - South Fork, Bedford/ Campbell County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Shawsville to Roanoke River)
Roanoke River - North Fork, Bedford/ Campbell County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (Route 603 to Roanoke River)
Bottom Creek, Montgomery County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Bottom Creek Road Bridge To Route 637)
Johns Creek, Craig County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Route 632 bridge to Route 311 bridge)
Craig Creek, Craig County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Old Route 311 bridge to New Castle)
Little River - New R. Tributary, Montgomery/ Floyd County, 15 miles away
      Class I-IV - 13 miles long (Riner to Copper Valley)
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, 20 miles away
      Class I-IV - 32.5 miles long (Route 311 to Route 18)
Barbours Creek, Craig County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Route 611 to Craig Creek)
New River, Montgomery/ Giles/ Pulaski County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 52.2 miles long (Claytor Lake to State line)
 Ski Areas Near Roanoke River - North Fork:
The Homestead, Virginia , 50 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 62 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Roanoke River - North Fork:
Super 8 Christiansburg, Christiansburg , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHRISTIANSBURG, Christiansburg , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Christiansburg, Christiansburg , 6 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Christiansburg, Christiansburg , 6 miles away
Days Inn Christiansburg, Christiansburg , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roanoke River - North Fork:
Interstate Overnight Park, Christiansburg, 6 miles away
Dixie Caverns, Salem, 8 miles away
Sarver Hollow Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Mc Coy, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Roanoke River - North Fork:
Trout Creek Appalachian Trail, Craig , 12 miles away
Dragon Tooth Trail, Roanoke , 12 miles away
Johns Creek Mountain Trail, Craig , 13 miles away
Brush Mountain Horse Trail, Montgomery , 14 miles away
Poverty Creek Horse Trail, Montgomery , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roanoke River - North Fork:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 38 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 24 miles away
Claytor Lake State Park, Virginia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roanoke River - North Fork:
Blacksburg Country Club, Blacksburg , 5 miles away
Blacksburg Municipal Golf Course, Blacksburg , 8 miles away
The Meadows Golf & Country Club, Christiansburg , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Roanoke River - North Fork
Hoge Pond, Montgomery , 14 miles away

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