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Virginia whitewater, Tye River

US 29 to Route 654 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
 
Class I-II, nice scenery. Might have difficulty getting to marked put in point. take out point is just before bridge on river right. cars will have to go across bridge and pull off just around sharp right corner. Old rock bridge piling could be climbed (50 ft +/-) with proper protection (most likely top roped). Says Mike T.

The nature scenery of Virginia and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.
    If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. On
this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The put-in location is a short drive from Lynchburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are  
so many sections to paddle in this river system, the US 29 to Route 654 section is just one of many. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Arrington here at Tye River, and hey, Gotta ski right? Wintergreen is a wonderful location to do that. High temperatures at Tye River during the warm months are in the 80's with nighttime lows in the 60's.

Tye River, US 29 to Route 654 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 Tye River.
 Whitewater Near Tye River:
Tye River, -blank- County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6 miles long (US 29 to Route 654)
Tye River, -blank- County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Route 654 to James River)
Rucker Run, Nelson County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.3 miles long (Route 653 to Tye River)
Buffalo River, Amherst County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Amherst to Tye River)
Tye River, Nelson County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
Rockfish River - South Fork, Nelson County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 3.2 miles long (Wintergreen to Beech Grove)
Piney River, Nelson/Amherst County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Alhambra to Woodson)
Stoney Creek, Nelson County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Peggy's Pinch to Route 751)
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
 Ski Areas Near Tye River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 15 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 43 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 65 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 67 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 84 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Tye River:
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 15 miles away
Knights Inn Madison Heights Lynchburg, Madison Heights , 16 miles away
Super 8 Appomattox VA, Appomattox , 16 miles away
Scottish Inns Madison Heights, Madison Heights , 17 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Lynchburg , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tye River:
Lake Nelson Campground, Arrington, 2 miles away
James River State Park, Gladstone, 6 miles away
Piney River Campground, Piney River, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Tye River:
Tolley Gap Trail, Amherst , 15 miles away
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 16 miles away
Mills Creek Trail, Augusta , 17 miles away
Turkey Pen Ridge Trail, Augusta , 17 miles away
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Augusta , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tye River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 61 miles away
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 65 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tye River:
Shadow Ridge Golf Course, Amherst , 9 miles away
Winton Country Club, Amherst , 9 miles away
Mountain View Golf Course, Appomattox , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Tye River
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 15 miles away

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