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Virginia whitewater, Accotink Creek

Fairfax county, King Arthur Road to Telegraph Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     13 miles
The Accotink Creek put in and creek usage is incorrect. There is no place to put in anymore at the park. The creek is also impassable due to sediment building up throuhout the creek until about a mile before Accotink lake. If there is a heavy rain, it would raise the water, but during normal conditions, you must carry a canoe or kayak. We didn't attempt the lover half past the dam at Accotink lake, but it also appeared to be impassable. Says

If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. If you're
coming from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of Accotink Creek in Virginia is 13 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take  
your time, so pack your camping stuff. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The nature scenery of Virginia and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The King Arthur Road to Telegraph Road stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Accotink Creek, King Arthur Road to Telegraph Road road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Accotink Creek.
 Whitewater Near Accotink Creek:
Pohick Creek, Fairfax County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5.5 miles long (Route 636 to Route 1)
Accotink Creek, Fairfax County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (King Arthur Road to Telegraph Road)
Four Mile Run, Arlington County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Old Dominion Drive to above Glebe Road)
Scott's Run, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Swinks Mill Road to Fairfax County Park trailhead)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 10 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0 miles long (Glebe Road to Potomac)
Difficult Run, Fairfax County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 0.9 miles long (Old Georgetown Pike to Potomac River)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Little Falls)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 12 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.5 miles long (Mather Gorge to Lock 10)
Cabin John Creek, Montgomery County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (River Road to Potomac)
 Ski Areas Near Accotink Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Accotink Creek:
Belmont Bay Harbor Marina, Woodbridge , 7 miles away
Holly Acres, Woodbridge , 9 miles away
Hampton's Landing Marina, Woodbridge , 10 miles away
Columbia Island Marina, Arlington , 11 miles away
Fairfax Yacht Club, Alexandria , 11 miles away
 Beaches Near Accotink Creek:
Bathing Beach, District of Columbia , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Accotink Creek:
Homewood Suites Springfield VA, Springfield , 2 miles away
Residence Inn Springfield Old Keene Mill, Springfield , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express WASHINGTON DC SW - SPRINGFIELD, Springfield , 2 miles away
TownePlace Suites Springfield, Springfield , 2 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Springfield, Springfield , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Accotink Creek:
Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, 5 miles away
Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station, 7 miles away
Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Accotink Creek:
Gold Mine Trail, Montgomery , 11 miles away
Woods Trail, District of Columbia , 12 miles away
Upland Trail, District of Columbia , 12 miles away
Swamp Trail, District of Columbia , 12 miles away
Potomac Heritage Trail, Fairfax , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Accotink Creek:
Great Falls Park, McLean - VA , 8 miles away
Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna - VA , 9 miles away
George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park, Virginia , 7 miles away
Mason Neck State Park, Virginia , 7 miles away
Leesylvania State Park, Virginia , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Accotink Creek:
Springfield Golf & Country, Springfield , 1 miles away
South Wales Golf Course, Springfield , 2 miles away
Laurel Hill Golf Club, Lorton , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Accotink Creek
Lake Barcroft, Fairfax , 6 miles away
Burke Lake, Fairfax , 6 miles away
Marumsco Acres Lake, Prince William , 8 miles away

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