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Virginia whitewater, Whitetop Laurel Creek

Washington Grayson county, Route 728 to Route 58 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     12 miles
  The scenic beauty of Virginia and the playfulness of the water beats anything. The Route 728 to Route 58 stretch of Whitetop Laurel Creek is 12 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. For all you camping people
    there are campgrounds nearby. The Route 728 to Route 58 section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do
book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Boone, please print out a copy of the  
road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Whitetop Laurel Creek there are plenty of people from Laurel Bloomery, and the Clark Mountain Trail is a good hiking trail close by. Fall Hollow is a magnificent place to check out in the vicinity of Whitetop Laurel Creek, and Big Spring is a beautiful location to explore while you're at Whitetop Laurel Creek. This river is always fun. There is a great hiking trail near Whitetop Laurel Creek called the Iron Mountain Trail. A great deal of rain falls at Whitetop Laurel Creek.

Whitetop Laurel Creek, Route 728 to Route 58 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 Whitetop Laurel Creek.
 Whitewater Near Whitetop Laurel Creek:
Tennessee Laurel Creek, Johnson County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2.5 miles long (Roadside Laurel)
Whitetop Laurel Creek, Washington/ Grayson County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Route 728 to Route 58)
Green Cove Creek, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (AT - Virginia Creeper Trail)
Laurel Creek, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Damascus to South Fork of Holston River)
Beaverdam Creek, Johnson (TN) / Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Backbone Rock Park to Laurel Creek)
Holston River - South Fork, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Damascus to Alvarado)
Big Wilson Creek, Grayson County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Close to Mouth of Wilson)
Tumbling Creek, Russell County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 1 miles long (Rt. 613 to Route 611)
Tumbling Creek, Russell County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Upper Gorge)
Watauga River, Watauga County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (US Route 321 Bridge to Route 1200)
 Ski Areas Near Whitetop Laurel Creek:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 26 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 27 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 28 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 30 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Whitetop Laurel Creek:
MillsapBaker Estate, Damascus , 4 miles away
Econo Lodge Glade Spring, Glade Spring , 9 miles away
Knights Inn Glade Spring, Glade Spring , 9 miles away
Knights Inn Chilhowie, Chilhowie , 9 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Abingdon, Abingdon , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Whitetop Laurel Creek:
Saunders Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Laurel Bloomery, 0 miles away
Beartree, Laurel Bloomery, 3 miles away
Lost Mt Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Whitetop, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Whitetop Laurel Creek:
Clark Mountain Trail, Washington , 4 miles away
Iron Mountain Trail, Smyth , 7 miles away
Elk Garden Trail, Smyth , 9 miles away
Helton Creek Trail, Grayson , 11 miles away
Grassy Branch Trail, Smyth , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Whitetop Laurel Creek:
Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia , 16 miles away
Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia , 19 miles away
Mount Jefferson State Park, North Carolina , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Whitetop Laurel Creek:
Deer Field Golf Course, Damascus , 4 miles away
Greenway Creek Golf Course, Glade Spring , 8 miles away
Scenic View Golf Course, Chilhowie , 9 miles away

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