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North Carolina whitewater, New River - South Fork

Watauga Ashe Alleghany county, Route 1347 to Mouth of Wilson section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     61 miles
  The Route 1347 to Mouth of Wilson section of New River - South Fork in Watauga/ Ashe/ Alleghany County is 61 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Getting some good exercise and a chance
    to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The put-in location is a short drive from North Wilkesboro, as you can see on the road map further down. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
When you're paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The nature scenery of North  
Carolina and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to New River State Park when you're here at New River - South Fork is a magnificent idea; there is a delightful hiking trail nearby called the First Peak Trail. If you want a delightful time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Going to Mount Jefferson State Park near New River - South Fork is a good thing to do, and you're sure to stumble upon some cheerful people from Mouth Of Wilson here.

New River - South Fork, Route 1347 to Mouth of Wilson road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near New River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near New River - South Fork:
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Stuart Dam to US 221/21)
New River, Grayson County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 41 miles long (Stuart Dam to Fries)
Big Wilson Creek, Grayson County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Close to Mouth of Wilson)
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.5 miles long (US Route 221/21 to US Route 58/221)
Reddies River, Wilkes County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Route 1546 to North Wilkesboro)
Elk Creek, Grayson County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 650 to New River)
Green Cove Creek, Washington County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (AT - Virginia Creeper Trail)
Whitetop Laurel Creek, Washington/ Grayson County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Route 728 to Route 58)
Yadkin River, Wilkes County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Route 1178 below West Kerr Scott Dam to Route 2327)
Elk Creek, Wilkes County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.4 miles long (Route 1162 to Route 268 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near New River - South Fork:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 30 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 41 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 42 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 61 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near New River - South Fork:
Days Inn Jefferson, Jefferson , 10 miles away
Buffalo Tavern Bed Breakfast, West Jefferson , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn West Jefferson, West Jefferson , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express WEST JEFFERSON, West Jefferson , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Atkins, Atkins , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New River - South Fork:
Twin Rivers Campground, Crumpler, 1 miles away
Rivercamp Usa, Piney Creek, 1 miles away
Hawk Terrace Lodge Park and Campground, Crumpler, 3 miles away
 Trails Near New River - South Fork:
Bearpen Trail, Grayson , 10 miles away
First Peak Trail, Grayson , 11 miles away
Third Peak Trail, Grayson , 11 miles away
Scales Trail, Grayson , 11 miles away
Switchback Trail, Grayson , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near New River - South Fork:
New River State Park, North Carolina , 7 miles away
Mount Jefferson State Park, North Carolina , 10 miles away
Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New River - South Fork:
Jefferson Landing Club, Jefferson , 8 miles away
New River Country Club, Sparta , 13 miles away
Skyline Tmc Golf Remote, West Jefferson , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near New River - South Fork
Rural Retreat Lake, Wythe , 19 miles away
Fleetwood Falls Lake, Ashe , 19 miles away

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