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Virginia whitewater, Shenandoah River - South Fork

Page Rockingham county, Elkton to Luray section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     30.5 miles
 
Great Canoeing river, not much excitement for a whitewater enthusiast. But bring the kids and the dog, it's a really scenic river that's runnable most of the year. Says Justin

The beautiful scenery of Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Shenandoah River - South Fork make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a short drive from Harrisonburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down
    the page. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. There
are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This section of Shenandoah River - South Fork in Page/ Rockingham County is 30.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. A section like this is is of course not run in a  
single day, so better bring your camping gear along. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular place for folks from Shenandoah, and stopping by Shenandoah National Park is just something you need to do if you haven't yet. Life's too short to enjoy all the entertaining stuff in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Shenandoah River - South Fork, Elkton to Luray 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:
Shenandoah River - South Fork, Page/ Rockingham County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.5 miles long (Elkton to Luray)
Shenandoah River - South Fork, Page/ Warren County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.5 miles long (Route 675 to Bentonville)
Conway River, Madison/Greene County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Rt. 667 to Rapidan River and Route 29 Bridge)
South River - Rapidan Tributary, Greene County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Rt. 638 to Route 619)
Passage Creek, Warren County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Kings Crossing Road to Elizabeth Furnace)
Roach River, Albemarle County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St. George to North Fork Rivanna River)
Rose River, Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
Lynch River, Albermarle County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Shady Grove to North Fork of Rivanna River)
Rapidan River, Greene/Madison County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 15 miles long (Shenandoah National Park to Route 29)
Buck Mountain Creek, Albermarle County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R)
 Ski Areas Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Massanutten, Virginia , 14 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 20 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 41 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 63 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 64 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 94 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 96 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Quality Inn Shenandoah Valley, New Market , 9 miles away
Days Inn New Market Battlefield, New Market , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN Intown Of Luray, Luray , 11 miles away
Budget Inn, Luray , 11 miles away
Inn Of The Shenandoah, Luray , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Riverside Camping and Canoeing, Shenandoah, 3 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp, Luray, 8 miles away
Swift Run Campground, Elkton, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Chapman Dovel Trail, Page , 3 miles away
Stony Run Trail, Page , 4 miles away
Harris Cove Utz Gap Trail, Page , 5 miles away
West Branch Naked Creek Trail, Page , 6 miles away
Big Ugly Run Trail, Rockingham , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 12 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 26 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shenandoah River - South Fork:
Caverns Golf Course, Luray , 11 miles away
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Course, Keezletown , 13 miles away
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club, Keezletown , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Shenandoah River - South Fork
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 15 miles away
Woodstock Reservoir, Shenandoah , 19 miles away

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