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North Carolina whitewater, Yadkin River

Yadkin county, US Route 21 to North Carolina Route 67 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     35 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. If you're coming from Mount Airy it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Yadkin County and the cool fresh water beats anything. This section
    of Yadkin River in Yadkin County is 35 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. 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 stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. Getting your paddling muscles activated  
and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Siloam here; a visit to Pilot Mountain State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. All the water falling down from the sky makes Yadkin River a wet spot. August is the wettest month with most rain while November is the month with the least amount of precipitation. For the duration of the warm months at Yadkin River highs are regularly in the 80's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 50's. Highs throughout the winter are regularly in the 40's with temperatures at Yadkin River dipping down into the 20's throughout winter nights.

Yadkin River, US Route 21 to North Carolina Route 67 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 Yadkin River.
 Whitewater Near Yadkin River:
Yadkin River, Yadkin County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 35 miles long (US Route 21 to North Carolina Route 67)
Ararat River, Surry County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.5 miles long (Route 1772 to Route 2080)
Fisher River, Surry County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (US Route 601 Bridge to Rockford)
Mitchell River, Surry County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Dan River, Stokes County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Big Creek, Stokes County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 773 to Route 1432)
South Yadkin River, Davie/Rowan County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.7 miles long (Route 1143 to US Route 6O1)
Yadkin River, Caldwell/Wilkes/Yadkin County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (North Carolina Route 1001 to US Route 64)
 Ski Areas Near Yadkin River:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 85 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 90 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Yadkin River:
Days Inn Yadkinville, Yadkinville , 9 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Pilot Mountain, Pilot Mountain , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Mount Airy, Mount Airy , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Mount Airy, Mount Airy , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MOUNT AIRY, Mount Airy , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yadkin River:
Serenity Stables and Campground, Pinnacle, 5 miles away
Pioneer Village Family Campground, Pinnacle, 5 miles away
Homeplace Recreational Park, Ararat, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yadkin River:
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 10 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 25 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yadkin River:
Silo Run Golf Course, Boonville , 6 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Course, Dobson , 8 miles away
Pilot Knob Park Country Club, Pilot Mountain , 10 miles away

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