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Virginia whitewater, Shenandoah River - South Fork

Page Warren county, Route 675 to Bentonville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     27.5 miles
  If you're coming from Winchester it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The natural beauty of Virginia and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time
    outdoors are great reasons to come. This section of Shenandoah River - South Fork in Virginia is 27.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery
is an added bonus. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state  
are safe for beginners. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Shenandoah River - South Fork without first paying a visit to Goods Falls. Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park is a great place, and if you havenít been to Shenandoah National Park, you ought to schedule some time for it if you're here. This river is so wonderful. You'll meet a lot of folks from Rileyville here, and close by you discover the Massanutten Mountain Trail which is a pleasant hiking trail.

Shenandoah River - South Fork, Route 675 to Bentonville 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Passage Creek, Warren County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Kings Crossing Road to Elizabeth Furnace)
Shenandoah River - South Fork, Page/ Warren County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.5 miles long (Route 675 to Bentonville)
Passage Creek, Warren County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Elizabeth Furnance to Waterlick)
Gooney Run, Warren County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 4.1 miles long (Browntown to Karo Landing)
Rose River, Madison County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah / Frederick County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Above Route 55)
Thornton River, Rappahannock County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Sperryville to Rock Mills)
Happy Creek, Warren County, 16 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.3 miles long (Route 671 to Happy Cr. Road)
Robinson River, Madison County, 16 miles away
      Class II+ - 19 miles long (Syria to Locust Dale)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah/ Frederick County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Route 55 to Route 11)
 Ski Areas Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 25 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 31 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 59 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 71 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 91 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 91 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
 Hotels Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Days Inn Luray Shenandoah, Luray , 5 miles away
Cardinal Inn By Silver Star, Luray , 6 miles away
Inn Of The Shenandoah, Luray , 6 miles away
Budget Inn, Luray , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN Intown Of Luray, Luray , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
The Country Place Campground, Luray, 2 miles away
Camp OutBack, Luray, 2 miles away
Country waye RV Resort, Luray, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Keyser Path, Page , 2 miles away
Massanutten Mountain Trail, Shenandoah , 2 miles away
Knob Mountain Trail, Rappahannock , 4 miles away
Jeremys Run Trail, Rappahannock , 6 miles away
Neighbor Trail, Page , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 7 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 53 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 8 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 33 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Caverns Golf Course, Luray , 7 miles away
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Front Royal , 17 miles away
Jackson's Chase Golf Club, Front Royal , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Shenandoah River - South Fork
Woodstock Reservoir, Shenandoah , 7 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 7 miles away

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