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Virginia whitewater, Shenandoah River - North Fork

Rockingham county, Route 921 to Route 730 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     27.5 miles
  The Route 921 to Route 730 section of Shenandoah River - North Fork is 27.5 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. The put-in is not too far from Harrisonburg, as you
    can see on the road map further down. The Route 921 to Route 730 section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll
have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camp stove too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more  
forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
Bryce Resort has splendid slopes and a friendly staff, and you might also want to pay a visit to Spring Run Hollow since you're here at Shenandoah River - North Fork. If you're going to Shenandoah River - North Fork from Timberville, you won't be the only one, and on a good day you can take a hike along the Hunkerson Gap Trail. This is a great river. Places like Lost River State Park are good to have a look at. Summertime highs at Shenandoah River - North Fork typically tend to be in the 80's.

Shenandoah River - North Fork, Route 921 to Route 730 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Shenandoah River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Shenandoah River - North Fork:
Mill Creek - Shenandoah Tributary, Shenandoah County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Route 42 to North Fork Shenandoah River)
Shenandoah River - North Fork, Rockingham County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Route 921 to Route 730)
Stony Creek - North fork Shenandoah Tributary, Shenandoah County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Liberty Furnace to North Fork Shenandoah)
Lost River, Hampshire County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Lost River to West Virginia 55/259)
Trout Run, Hardy County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Halfmoon Trail to West Virginia 55/259 bridge)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Hardy County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Confluence of Shooks Run to Confluence of South Branch)
Shenandoah River - South Fork, Page/ Rockingham County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.5 miles long (Elkton to Luray)
Dry River, Rockingham County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lily to North River)
Passage Creek, Warren County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Kings Crossing Road to Elizabeth Furnace)
Shenandoah River - South Fork, Page/ Warren County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.5 miles long (Route 675 to Bentonville)
 Ski Areas Near Shenandoah River - North Fork:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 6 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 17 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 44 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 84 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Shenandoah River - North Fork:
Days Inn New Market Battlefield, New Market , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Shenandoah Valley, New Market , 9 miles away
Super 8 Mount Jackson/New Market Area, Mount Jackson , 11 miles away
The Stonewall Jackson Inn Bed, Harrisonburg , 15 miles away
Candlewood Suites HARRISONBURG, Harrisonburg , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shenandoah River - North Fork:
Orkney Springs Campgrounds, Orkney Springs, 4 miles away
Tomahawk Pond Campground, Shenandoah County, 4 miles away
Brock's Gap Svc, Broadway, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Shenandoah River - North Fork:
Hunkerson Gap Trail, Hardy , 6 miles away
Hunkerson Gap Trail, Shenandoah , 6 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Hardy , 10 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Shenandoah , 10 miles away
Tibbet Knob Trail, Shenandoah , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shenandoah River - North Fork:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 24 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shenandoah River - North Fork:
Glade Springs Resort Golf Course, Daniels , 6 miles away
Bryce Golf Course, Basye , 6 miles away
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club, Keezletown , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Shenandoah River - North Fork
Lake Laura, Shenandoah , 5 miles away

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