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West Virginia whitewater, Shenandoah River

Grant Jefferson Loudon county, Millville to Harpers Ferry section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7 miles
 
the doah is really two different rivers. the low doah and the screamin high doah. When this gem is low it is full of club boaters huddled in eddies playing follow the leader through shallow rocky class IIish ledges. bull falls, being the biggest hit of the day is simple and easy to recover gear if you take a tumble. At high water, (note: this writer considers 10ft @ millville to be moderately high) This babe changes to huge fast waves and
    raft flipping holes. Go with someone who knows what is up if you are going out when the doah is actually got some water in it. Big water means that bull falls is washed out with easy sneak lines but third hole in the main
chute only gets bigger as the water goes up. The staircase really starts rockin with some of the best play in the area. With good levels the potomac will back the doah up and you have about 200 yards of flat water til the confluence. Then when the doah meets the mac the big water is really there. river right has shit that will kill your ass and river left is big big big play waves with a couple of holes to miss. if you didn;t get your fill,  
climb out on the canal and hike back up to run the mac again. muai wave and white horse are spectacular. peace bitches. Says red dreds

If you're coming from Hagerstown-Martinsburg 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 beautiful scenery of Grant Jefferson Loudon County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Shenandoah River, Millville to Harpers Ferry road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Shenandoah River.
 Whitewater Near Shenandoah River:
Potomac River, Jefferson WV Washington MD County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.5 miles long (Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340)
Potomac River, Frederick/ Washington County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Sandy Hook to Point of Rocks)
Shenandoah River, Grant Jefferson Loudon County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Millville to Harpers Ferry)
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - River & Trail Outfitters, Frederick County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Shenandoah River, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.7 miles long (West Virginia 9 to Millville)
Shenandoah River, Clarke Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (state line to West Virginia 9)
Catoctin Creek, Loudon County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (SR 663 to Potomac Confluence)
Antietam Creek, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Highway 68 to Potomac River)
Catoctin Creek, Frederick County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 28.8 miles long (US 40 to Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Shenandoah River:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 84 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Shenandoah River:
Quality Hotel Conference Center, Harpers Ferry , 1 miles away
Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry , 1 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Charles Town, WV, Charles Town , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express CHARLES TOWN, Corporation of Ranson , 6 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Charles Town, Charles Town , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shenandoah River:
KOA Kampgrounds, Harpers Ferry, 1 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Huckleberry Hill, Harpers Ferry, 2 miles away
David Lesser Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Millville, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Shenandoah River:
Loudoun Heights Trail, Jefferson , 1 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Washington , 6 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Sussex , 6 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Bennington , 6 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Jefferson , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shenandoah River:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 3 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 3 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 22 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shenandoah River:
Cress Creek, Shepherdstown , 8 miles away
Blue Ridge Country Club, Galax , 9 miles away
Virginia National Golf Club, Bluemont , 12 miles away

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