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Virginia whitewater, Shenandoah River

Clarke county, Route 50 to Route 7 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(II)     14 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Route 50 to Route 7 section of Shenandoah River in Clarke County is 14 miles long and has been rated as a class I(II) section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance
    you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Route 50 to Route 7 stretch is just one of many. The nature scenery of Clarke County
and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. When you're paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. A good workout  
and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Belle Meade Linden Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Sky Meadows State Park is a charming location any time of year, and there are plenty of folks from Paris here at Shenandoah River. This is such a fun river.

Shenandoah River, Route 50 to Route 7 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 Shenandoah River.
 Whitewater Near Shenandoah River:
Shenandoah River, Clarke County, 4 miles away
      Class I(II) - 14 miles long (Route 50 to Route 7)
Shenandoah River, Clarke Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (state line to West Virginia 9)
Shenandoah River, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.7 miles long (West Virginia 9 to Millville)
Shenandoah River, Grant Jefferson Loudon County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Millville to Harpers Ferry)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Route 647 to Route 211)
Potomac River, Jefferson WV Washington MD County, 19 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.5 miles long (Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340)
Potomac River, Frederick/ Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Sandy Hook to Point of Rocks)
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Broad Run, Fauquier County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Route 628 to Beverly Mills)
Happy Creek, Warren County, 21 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.3 miles long (Route 671 to Happy Cr. Road)
 Ski Areas Near Shenandoah River:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 58 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 67 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 91 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 93 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Shenandoah River:
Hot Tub Heaven Vacation Cabins, Front Royal , 9 miles away
Hillbrook Inn, Charles Town , 10 miles away
The Carriage Inn B&B, Charles Town , 13 miles away
Knights Inn Charles Town, Charles Town , 13 miles away
The Inn At Charles Town, Charles Town , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shenandoah River:
Rod Hollow Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Paris, 2 miles away
Sam Moore Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Bluemont, 4 miles away
Bears Den Hostel - Appalachian Trail, Bluemont, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Shenandoah River:
Belle Meade Linden Trail, Fauquier , 11 miles away
Rattlesnake Trail, Fauquier , 14 miles away
Loudoun Heights Trail, Jefferson , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shenandoah River:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 18 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 18 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 5 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 28 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shenandoah River:
Virginia National Golf Club Spring, Berryville , 4 miles away
Virginia National Golf Club, Bluemont , 5 miles away
Millwood Country Club, Boyce , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Shenandoah River
Fleetwood Farm Pond Number One, Fauquier , 6 miles away
Lake Frederick, Frederick , 15 miles away
Lakeside Lake, Frederick , 17 miles away

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