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Virginia whitewater, Tye River - Upper South Fork

Nelson county, Montebello to first Route 56 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     2 miles
  The wonderful Virginia scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There's
    camping available near Tye River - Upper South Fork. 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. This section of Tye
River - Upper South Fork is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V+ section. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Montebello to first Route 56 bridge stretch is just one of many. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
You're sure to run into some great people from Montebello here; fine skiing awaits you at Wintergreen. Tye River - Upper South Fork is right by the Cold Spring Bald Mountain Trail, and do take a hike on the Tolley Gap Trail. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. For the duration of the days of summer at Tye River - Upper South Fork temperatures are typically in the 80's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 60's. High temperatures all through the wintertime are normally in the 40's, and during the dark hours in the wintertime at Tye River - Upper South Fork temperatures sink to the 10's.

Tye River - Upper South Fork, Montebello to first Route 56 bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Tye River - Upper South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Tye River - Upper South Fork:
Tye River - South Fork, Nelson County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 3.7 miles long (Route 56 to Nash)
Tye River - Upper South Fork, Nelson County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Montebello to first Route 56 bridge)
Tye River - Upper North Fork, Nelson County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 0.5 miles long (Adrenaline Alley)
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
Piney River, Nelson/Amherst County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Alhambra to Woodson)
Tye River - North Fork, Nelson County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Above Nash to Confluence with Tye River)
Tye River, Nelson County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Irish Creek, Rockbridge County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Irish Creek Mission to South River)
Marl Creek - South R.Trib, Rockbridge County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1 miles long (Steele's Tavern to Virginia-56)
Piney River - South Fork, Amherst County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (First bridge to National Forest boundary.)
 Ski Areas Near Tye River - Upper South Fork:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 13 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 40 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 58 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Tye River - Upper South Fork:
Comfort Inn & Suites Raphine, Raphine , 9 miles away
Hometown Inn Staunton, Staunton , 9 miles away
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 11 miles away
Days Inn Staunton/ Mint Springs, Staunton , 13 miles away
Maple Hall Inn, Lexington , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tye River - Upper South Fork:
Camp Blue Ridge, Montebello, 0 miles away
Montebello Camping & Fishing, Montebello, 0 miles away
Montebello Camping Resort, Montebello, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Tye River - Upper South Fork:
Cold Spring Bald Mountain Trail, Augusta , 6 miles away
Tolley Gap Trail, Amherst , 7 miles away
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 8 miles away
Stony Run Trail, Augusta , 8 miles away
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Augusta , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tye River - Upper South Fork:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 56 miles away
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 64 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tye River - Upper South Fork:
Poplar Grove Golf Club, Amherst , 9 miles away
Devils Knob Golf Course, Nellysford , 13 miles away
Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Tye River - Upper South Fork
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 18 miles away

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