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Virginia whitewater, Stock Creek

Scott county, Upper Gorge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+(V)     1.5 miles
  If you're coming from Kingsport-Bristol it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The nature scenery of Virginia and the cool fresh water have people coming here. There's
    camping available near Stock Creek. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section of Stock Creek in Virginia is 1.5 miles long and has been
determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV+(V) section. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Upper Gorge section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
A pleasant place
 
to pop by in the vicinity of Stock Creek is Jesse Hollow, and if you're popping by from Big Stone Gap, you won't be the only one. A journey to Natural Tunnel State Park when you're here at Stock Creek is a good idea. Stock Creek is a good place of typical rainfall. March is the month that gets the most rain while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation. At Stock Creek through the summertime months highs are in the 80's while night lows are commonly in the 60's. Highs through the winter are mostly in the 40's; night lows at Stock Creek all through the winter generally drop into the 20's.

Stock Creek, Upper Gorge 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 III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (Upper Gorge)
Cove Creek, Scott County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Cove Creek Gorge to Stinking Creek confluence)
Powell River - South Fork, Wise County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (South Fork Gorge)
Stock Creek, Scott County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.8 miles long (Natural Tunnel State Park)
Powell River, Wise/ Lee County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Big Stone Gap to Dryden)
Big Stony - Devil's Fork, Scott County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Straight Fork Confluence to Big Stony Takeout)
Big Stony Creek, Scott County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Chimney Rock Fork to Route 653 Bridge)
Powell River, Wise County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Appalachia to Big Stone Gap)
Clear Creek, Wise County, 12 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.75 miles long (Clear Creek Gorge)
Big Stony - Mountain Fork, Scott County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Mountain Fork to Chimney Rock Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Stock Creek:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 68 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 72 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 72 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 82 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Stock Creek:
Comfort Inn Big Stone Gap, Big Stone Gap , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn NORTON, Norton , 11 miles away
Days Inn Norton VA, Norton , 12 miles away
Super 8 Norton VA, Norton , 12 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Norton, Norton , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stock Creek:
Jessie Lea Recreational Vehicle Park-Campground, Big Stone Gap, 6 miles away
Natural Tunnel State Park, Duffield, 9 miles away
High Knob, Norton, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Stock Creek:
Daniel Boone Trail, Lee , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stock Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 66 miles away
Natural Tunnel State Park, Virginia , 4 miles away
Kingdom Come State Park, Kentucky , 21 miles away
Warriors Path State Park, Tennessee , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stock Creek:
Lonesome Pine Country Club, Big Stone Gap , 7 miles away
Scott County, Gate City , 13 miles away
Scott County Park & Golf Course, Gate City , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Stock Creek
Big Cherry Reservoir, Wise , 6 miles away

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