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West Virginia whitewater, Shenandoah River

Clarke Jefferson county, state line to West Virginia 9 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     11 miles
  The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. There's
    camping available near Shenandoah River. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the state line to West Virginia
9 stretch is just one of many. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The wonderful Clarke Jefferson County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The state line to West Virginia 9 stretch of Shenandoah River in Clarke Jefferson County is 11 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The Blue Ridge Mountains  
scenery is wonderful. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Sky Meadows State Park is a wonderful location to go if you're at Shenandoah River; a short spree to Shannondale Blue Sulphur Spring is always worthwhile. Man, is there a lot of amusing things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If time allows, Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a national park worth a visit. Shannondale Red Sulphur Spring is an inspiring place to check out while here, and don't leave Shenandoah River without first going for a hike along the Loudoun Heights Trail.

Shenandoah River, state line to West Virginia 9 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 Shenandoah River.
 Whitewater Near Shenandoah River:
Shenandoah River, Clarke Jefferson County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (state line to West Virginia 9)
Shenandoah River, Jefferson County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.7 miles long (West Virginia 9 to Millville)
Shenandoah River, Grant Jefferson Loudon County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Millville to Harpers Ferry)
Potomac River, Jefferson WV Washington MD County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.5 miles long (Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340)
Potomac River, Frederick/ Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Sandy Hook to Point of Rocks)
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - River & Trail Outfitters, Frederick County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Shenandoah River, Clarke County, 14 miles away
      Class I(II) - 14 miles long (Route 50 to Route 7)
Catoctin Creek, Loudon County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (SR 663 to Potomac Confluence)
Antietam Creek, Washington County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Highway 68 to Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Shenandoah River:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 67 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 77 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Shenandoah River:
The Carriage Inn B&B, Charles Town , 5 miles away
Knights Inn Charles Town, Charles Town , 5 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Charles Town, Charles Town , 5 miles away
The Inn At Charles Town, Charles Town , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Charles Town, WV, Charles Town , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shenandoah River:
Blackburn Trail Center Hostel - Appalachian Trail, Round Hill, 3 miles away
David Lesser Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Millville, 4 miles away
Bears Den Hostel - Appalachian Trail, Bluemont, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Shenandoah River:
Loudoun Heights Trail, Jefferson , 9 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Washington , 14 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Sussex , 14 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Bennington , 14 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Jefferson , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shenandoah River:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 8 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 8 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 14 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shenandoah River:
Virginia National Golf Club, Bluemont , 5 miles away
Blue Ridge Country Club, Galax , 9 miles away
Virginia National Golf Club Spring, Berryville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Shenandoah River
Fleetwood Farm Pond Number One, Fauquier , 14 miles away

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