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Virginia whitewater, Tye River - South Fork

Nelson county, Route 56 to Nash section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3.7 miles
  The average Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. If you're coming from Staunton-Waynesboro it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The campgrounds here at Tye River - South Fork are pretty good. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for
    a while have people coming from far and near. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no
problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The beautiful scenery of Nelson County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. This section of Tye River - South Fork in Virginia is 3.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
You'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Wintergreen while you're here. There's nice hiking along the Cold Spring Bald Mountain Trail; Wolf Hollow is a magnificent place to spend some time. This river is so good. You'll meet a lot of folks from Montebello here, and Crabtree Falls is always fun to check out. Good hiking is available along the White Rock Gap Trail. The annual rainfall here at Tye River - South Fork is about average. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month.

Tye River - South Fork, Route 56 to Nash 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Tye River - South Fork:
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
Tye River - North Fork, Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Above Nash to Confluence with Tye River)
Tye River - Upper South Fork, Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Montebello to first Route 56 bridge)
Tye River, Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Tye River - South Fork, Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 3.7 miles long (Route 56 to Nash)
Tye River - Upper North Fork, Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 0.5 miles long (Adrenaline Alley)
Piney River, Nelson/Amherst County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Alhambra to Woodson)
Rockfish River - South Fork, Nelson County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3.2 miles long (Wintergreen to Beech Grove)
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
Marl Creek - South R.Trib, Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1 miles long (Steele's Tavern to Virginia-56)
 Ski Areas Near Tye River - South Fork:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 10 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 38 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 55 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Tye River - South Fork:
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 8 miles away
Hometown Inn Staunton, Staunton , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Raphine, Raphine , 11 miles away
Days Inn Staunton/ Mint Springs, Staunton , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Waynesboro-Stuarts Draft, Fishersville , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tye River - South Fork:
Crabtree Falls Campgrounds, Tyro, 1 miles away
The Priest Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Montebello, 2 miles away
Camp Blue Ridge, Montebello, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Tye River - South Fork:
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 5 miles away
Cold Spring Bald Mountain Trail, Augusta , 5 miles away
Mills Creek Trail, Augusta , 6 miles away
Stony Run Trail, Augusta , 7 miles away
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Augusta , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tye River - South Fork:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 59 miles away
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 62 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tye River - South Fork:
Poplar Grove Golf Club, Amherst , 10 miles away
Devils Knob Golf Course, Nellysford , 10 miles away
Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Tye River - South Fork
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 15 miles away

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