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North Carolina whitewater, New River

Alleghany NC Grayson VA county, US Route 221/21 to US Route 58/221 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     23.5 miles
Alleghany NC Grayson VA county, US Route 221/21 to US Route 58/221

Your map is lacking a few details. Input point is close enough for people to find. Your takeout point does not correspond to the title of this stretch of river. It should be at the public access point where the New River goes under the Hwy 58 bridge. That stretch is about a 5 hour trip in itself.

We often put in at the Hwy 58 bridge and take out at a public access
    point just past where Elk Creek enters the New. That is about where Hwy 94 takes a northward right turn as detailed on your map. There is no public access area at the Carrico Bridge on 94. Although I do see people using
that area on occasion. This stretch is about a 3-4 hour trip. Says Pat Murphy

The beautiful scenery of North Carolina and the water flowing gracefully down New River will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from North Wilkesboro, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these
hotels fill up quick. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater paddling here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great experience. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too.

New River, US Route 221/21 to US Route 58/221 road map
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These outdoors activities are available near New River.
 Whitewater Near New River:
Elk Creek, Grayson County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 650 to New River)
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.5 miles long (US Route 221/21 to US Route 58/221)
New River, Carroll/ Wythe/ Pulaski/ Grayson County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 32 miles long (Fries to Allisonia)
Chestnut Creek, Carroll County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.5 miles long (Route 721 to Byllesby Dam on New River)
New River, Grayson County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 41 miles long (Stuart Dam to Fries)
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Stuart Dam to US 221/21)
New River - South Fork, Watauga/ Ashe/ Alleghany County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 61 miles long (Route 1347 to Mouth of Wilson)
Mitchell River, Surry County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge)
Reed Creek, Wythe County, 22 miles away
      Class I-IV - 8 miles long (I-81 to New River)
Little Reed Island Creek, Carroll/ Pulaski County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Sylvatus to New River Close to Allisonia)
 Ski Areas Near New River:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 55 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 59 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 61 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 61 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near New River:
Knights Inn Galax, Galax , 10 miles away
Rodeway Inn Galax, Galax , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Galax, Galax , 13 miles away
Budget Host Inn Wytheville, Wytheville , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WYTHEVILLE, Wytheville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New River:
New River Canoe Rentals, Sparta, 6 miles away
New River Canoe and Campground, Independence, 6 miles away
New River Campground and Canoe, Independence, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near New River:
Stone Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 9 miles away
New River State Park, North Carolina , 25 miles away
Mount Jefferson State Park, North Carolina , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New River:
Olde Beau Golf & Country Club, Sparta , 7 miles away
Crestview Golf Course, Ennice , 8 miles away
High Meadows Country Club, Roaring Gap , 13 miles away

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