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West Virginia whitewater, Shenandoah River

Jefferson county, West Virginia 9 to Millville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     3.7 miles
  The West Virginia 9 to Millville stretch of Shenandoah River is 3.7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside West Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The natural beauty of Jefferson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream
     attract people from near and far. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because
these hotels fill up quick. The starting point is not too far from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The West Virginia 9 to Millville section  
is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Shenandoah River is not far at all from Charles Town It's always perfect to explore Johnson Springs. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail; don't leave Shenandoah River without first paying a visit to Wilt Farm Spring. This river has so much to offer. The Loudoun Heights Trail offers hiking at its best, and a visit to Appalachian National Scenic Trail is worthwhile. Shenandoah River gets a normal amount of rain. May is the wettest month with most rain; the driest month is January.

Shenandoah River, West Virginia 9 to Millville 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, Jefferson County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.7 miles long (West Virginia 9 to Millville)
Shenandoah River, Grant Jefferson Loudon County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Millville to Harpers Ferry)
Potomac River, Jefferson WV Washington MD County, 5 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.5 miles long (Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340)
Potomac River, Frederick/ Washington County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Sandy Hook to Point of Rocks)
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Shenandoah River, Clarke Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (state line to West Virginia 9)
Whitewater Outfitter - River & Trail Outfitters, Frederick County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Catoctin Creek, Loudon County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (SR 663 to Potomac Confluence)
Antietam Creek, Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Highway 68 to Potomac River)
Shenandoah River, Clarke County, 18 miles away
      Class I(II) - 14 miles long (Route 50 to Route 7)
 Ski Areas Near Shenandoah River:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 81 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Shenandoah River:
Americas Best Value Inn Charles Town, Charles Town , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Charles Town, WV, Charles Town , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express CHARLES TOWN, Corporation of Ranson , 3 miles away
The Inn At Charles Town, Charles Town , 4 miles away
Knights Inn Charles Town, Charles Town , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shenandoah River:
David Lesser Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Millville, 3 miles away
KOA Kampgrounds, Harpers Ferry, 4 miles away
Blackburn Trail Center Hostel - Appalachian Trail, Round Hill, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Shenandoah River:
Loudoun Heights Trail, Jefferson , 5 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Washington , 10 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Sussex , 10 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Bennington , 10 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Jefferson , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shenandoah River:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 4 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 4 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 19 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 19 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shenandoah River:
Blue Ridge Country Club, Galax , 9 miles away
Virginia National Golf Club, Bluemont , 9 miles away
Cress Creek, Shepherdstown , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Shenandoah River
Fleetwood Farm Pond Number One, Fauquier , 19 miles away

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