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Virginia whitewater, Stock Creek

Scott county, Natural Tunnel State Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     1.8 miles
  The Natural Tunnel State Park section of Stock Creek is 1.8 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Kingsport-Bristol, as you can see on the road map further down. 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. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors
    have people coming from far and near. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The scenic beauty of Virginia and the playfulness of the water attract people from
near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Ford Valley is a great place to stop by right next door to Stock Creek; a great place like Natural Tunnel State Park is too good to leave out. During your trip to Stock Creek you'll meet some folks from Duffield for sure. Stock Creek gets a lot of water. The month with most of the rain is May, and the driest month of the year is October. High temperatures at Stock Creek through the summertime are in the 80's. Through the moonlight hours it's generally in the 60's. During the winter this place gets highs in the 40's; night lows in the 20's for Stock Creek.

Stock Creek, Natural Tunnel State Park 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 Stock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stock Creek:
Stock Creek, Scott County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.8 miles long (Natural Tunnel State Park)
Stock Creek, Scott County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (Upper Gorge)
Cove Creek, Scott County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Cove Creek Gorge to Stinking Creek confluence)
Powell River - South Fork, Wise County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (South Fork Gorge)
Big Stony - Devil's Fork, Scott County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Straight Fork Confluence to Big Stony Takeout)
Powell River, Wise/ Lee County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Big Stone Gap to Dryden)
Big Stony Creek, Scott County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Chimney Rock Fork to Route 653 Bridge)
Powell River, Wise County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Appalachia to Big Stone Gap)
Big Stony - Mountain Fork, Scott County, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Mountain Fork to Chimney Rock Fork)
Clear Creek, Wise County, 16 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.75 miles long (Clear Creek Gorge)
 Ski Areas Near Stock Creek:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 44 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 66 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 67 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 69 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 78 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Stock Creek:
Comfort Inn Big Stone Gap, Big Stone Gap , 9 miles away
Super 8 Kingsport, Kingsport , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn NORTON, Norton , 15 miles away
MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport , 16 miles away
Days Inn Norton VA, Norton , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stock Creek:
Natural Tunnel State Park, Duffield, 7 miles away
Jessie Lea Recreational Vehicle Park-Campground, Big Stone Gap, 10 miles away
Cave Springs Campground, Lee County, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Stock Creek:
Daniel Boone Trail, Lee , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stock Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 62 miles away
Natural Tunnel State Park, Virginia , 1 miles away
Warriors Path State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
Kingdom Come State Park, Kentucky , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stock Creek:
Silver Lake Golf Club, Church Hill , 11 miles away
Lonesome Pine Country Club, Big Stone Gap , 12 miles away
Scott County, Gate City , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Stock Creek
Big Cherry Reservoir, Wise , 10 miles away

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