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

Hardy county, Milam bridge to confluence of Shooks Run section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     12.2 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Harrisonburg, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in West Virginia are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. This stretch of Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch in West Virginia is 12.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. For all you camping
    people there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful scenery of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system,
there are others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch
 
is a site with many visitors from Milam. There's fine hiking along the Buck Lick Run Trail It's always nice to stop at Dumpling Run Spring. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Don't leave Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch without first going for a hike along the Lick Run Trail. Lost River State Park is both great and scenic, and it's near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, and don't leave Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch without first paying a visit to White Cloud Spring. For the duration of the summer here at Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, high temperatures usually get into the 70's while overnight lows are regularly in the 50's.

Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Milam bridge to confluence of Shooks Run 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, Hardy County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Milam bridge to confluence of Shooks Run)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Hardy County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Confluence of Shooks Run to Confluence of South Branch)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant/ Hardy County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 18.8 miles long (US 220 South of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield)
Lunice Creek, Grant County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.3 miles long (West Virginia 42 to US220)
Shenandoah River - North Fork, Rockingham County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Route 921 to Route 730)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 16 miles long (Big Bend Campground to US220)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Pendleton/ Hardy County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.1 miles long (Fort Seybert to Milam)
Potomac River - South Branch, Hardy/ Hampshire County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing)
Potomac River - South Branch, Pendleton/ Grant County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 9 miles long (US 220 to Big Bend Campground)
Lunice Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Confluence of Shell Run to confluence of North Fork and South Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 20 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 26 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 33 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 43 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 52 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
By The Side Of The Road, Harrisonburg , 25 miles away
The Stonewall Jackson Inn Bed, Harrisonburg , 26 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrisonburg - University, Harrisonburg , 26 miles away
Valley Suites And Extended Stay, Harrisonburg , 27 miles away
Days Inn Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Riverside Cabins and RV Park (Formerly Scott's Cabins and RV Park), Fisher, 7 miles away
Camp Run, Milam, 8 miles away
Big Ridge Campground, Mathias, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Lick Run Trail, Pendleton , 9 miles away
Buck Lick Run Trail, Pendleton , 10 miles away
Dull Hunt Trail, Rockingham , 13 miles away
Loop Trail, Grant , 13 miles away
North Fork Mountain Trail, Grant , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 43 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch:
Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield , 11 miles away
Capon Springs & Farms, Capon Springs , 15 miles away
Glade Springs Resort Golf Course, Daniels , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch
Lake Laura, Shenandoah , 18 miles away

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