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West Virginia whitewater, Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch

Pendleton Hardy county, Fort Seybert to Milam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     12.1 miles
  If you're coming from Harrisonburg it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Getting some good exercise and spending
    some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The Fort Seybert to Milam stretch of Potomac River - South Fork of the South
Branch is 12.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. The Fort Seybert to Milam stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Nearby Buck Hollow is a wonderful place to go if you're at Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, and going for a hike on the Lick Run Trail is always a pleasant adventure. Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch is not far at all from Milam. There are good sites to discover along the Buck Lick Run Trail. Through the summer, highs generally are in the 70's at Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch. Through the moonlight hours it's typically in the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch plunge into the 10's.

Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Fort Seybert to Milam 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 Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Pendleton/ Hardy County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.1 miles long (Fort Seybert to Milam)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Hardy County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Milam bridge to confluence of Shooks Run)
Potomac River - South Branch, Pendleton/ Grant County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 9 miles long (US 220 to Big Bend Campground)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 16 miles long (Big Bend Campground to US220)
Potomac River - South Branch, Pendleton County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Ruddle to US 220)
Dry River, Rockingham County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Rt 33 to Route 613)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant/ Hardy County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 18.8 miles long (US 220 South of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Hardy County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Confluence of Shooks Run to Confluence of South Branch)
Shenandoah River - North Fork, Rockingham County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Route 921 to Route 730)
Potomac River - North Fork of South Branch, Pendelton/Grant County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.6 miles long (Seneca Rocks to Head of Hopeville Canyon)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Timberline, West Virginia , 24 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 24 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 26 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 33 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 46 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 47 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
By The Side Of The Road, Harrisonburg , 23 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrisonburg - University, Harrisonburg , 25 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrisonburg - South, Harrisonburg , 25 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Harrisonburg, VA, Harrisonburg , 25 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HARRISONBURG, Harrisonburg , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Camp Run, Milam, 2 miles away
Brandywine Lake, Brandywine, 9 miles away
Bandywine Lake Campground, Pendleton County, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Lick Run Trail, Pendleton , 3 miles away
Buck Lick Run Trail, Pendleton , 3 miles away
Rader Mountain Trail, Rockingham , 8 miles away
Road Run Trail, Pendleton , 8 miles away
Loop Trail, Grant , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 48 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Capon Springs & Farms, Capon Springs , 20 miles away
Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield , 20 miles away

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