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Virginia whitewater, White Oak Run

Madison county, White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     3 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from Charlottesville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state
    are pretty easy. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot section is one of them. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here
you'll find a large number of good spots. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. 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. The White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot stretch of White Oak Run in Madison County is 3 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater  
according to American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at White Oak Run you'll most likely meet some folks from Madison, and if the weather is nice, you can go for a hike along the Jones Mountain Trail. A tremendous site in close proximity to White Oak Run is Courtney Hollow; going for a hike along the Staunton River Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Summertime highs at White Oak Run commonly tend to be in the 80's while night lows are frequently in the 60's.

White Oak Run, White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot 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 White Oak Run.
 Whitewater Near White Oak Run:
White Oak Run, Madison County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot)
Rapidan River, Greene/Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 15 miles long (Shenandoah National Park to Route 29)
Robinson River, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 19 miles long (Syria to Locust Dale)
Rose River, Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
Conway River, Madison/Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Rt. 667 to Rapidan River and Route 29 Bridge)
South River - Rapidan Tributary, Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Rt. 638 to Route 619)
Hughes River and Hazel River, Rappahannock/Culpepper County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (SR 603 to Route 522 Bridge)
Rivanna River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Advance Mills to Route 29)
Thornton River, Rappahannock County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Sperryville to Rock Mills)
Roach River, Albemarle County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St. George to North Fork Rivanna River)
 Ski Areas Near White Oak Run:
Massanutten, Virginia , 29 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 50 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 81 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 94 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 99 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near White Oak Run:
Lafayette Inn, Stanardsville , 10 miles away
Days Inn Luray Shenandoah, Luray , 16 miles away
Cardinal Inn By Silver Star, Luray , 16 miles away
Inn Of The Shenandoah, Luray , 16 miles away
Budget Inn, Luray , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White Oak Run:
Shenandoah Hills Campground, Madison, 5 miles away
Heavenly Acres Campground, Stanardsville, 8 miles away
Rock Spring Hut - Appalachian Trail, Syria, 9 miles away
 Trails Near White Oak Run:
Staunton River Trail, Madison , 4 miles away
Jones Mountain Trail, Madison , 5 miles away
Rose River Trail, Madison , 6 miles away
Upper Dark Hollow Trail, Madison , 6 miles away
Cedar Run Trail, Madison , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near White Oak Run:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 15 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 63 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 23 miles away
Lake Anna State Park, Virginia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White Oak Run:
Caverns Golf Course, Luray , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near White Oak Run
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 13 miles away

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