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Virginia whitewater, Big Moccasin Creek

Scott county, Snowflake to Antioch Church section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III(IV)     6 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia are easier than the national norm, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The nature scenery of Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The starting point
    is not too far from Kingsport-Bristol, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The Snowflake to Antioch Church stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.
This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Big Moccasin Creek it's always
fun to have a look at Warriors Path State Park; you'll meet a lot of folks from Weber City here. Brickyard Gap is a great location to visit close by. High temperatures at Big Moccasin Creek all through the summertime months are in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 60's. For the duration of the winter this place gets highs in the 40's, and during the dark hours in the winter at Big Moccasin Creek temperatures descend to the 20's. The high level of rain makes Big Moccasin Creek a reasonably wet site. For the period of the month of July you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is October.

Big Moccasin Creek, Snowflake to Antioch Church 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 Big Moccasin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Moccasin Creek:
Big Moccasin Creek, Scott County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 6 miles long (Snowflake to Antioch Church)
Little Stony Creek, Scott County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Little Stony Falls to Hanging Rock)
Big Stony Creek, Scott County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Chimney Rock Fork to Route 653 Bridge)
Little Stony River - Ramey Fork, Wise/Scott County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Ramey Fork to Hanging Rock)
Big Stony - Mountain Fork, Scott County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Mountain Fork to Chimney Rock Fork)
Big Stony - Devil's Fork, Scott County, 14 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Straight Fork Confluence to Big Stony Takeout)
Guest River, Wise/ Scott County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Rt. 72 to Clinch River)
Crab Orchard Branch, Wise County, 15 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0.5 miles long (Trailhead to Guest River)
Powell River - South Fork, Wise County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (South Fork Gorge)
Clear Creek, Wise County, 18 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.75 miles long (Clear Creek Gorge)
 Ski Areas Near Big Moccasin Creek:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 50 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 53 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 54 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 63 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 74 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 91 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Big Moccasin Creek:
Lakeview Marina & RV Park, Kingsport , 13 miles away
Rockingham Marina, Johnson City , 15 miles away
Davis Marina, Blountville , 15 miles away
Laurel Marina Dealership, Bristol , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Moccasin Creek:
Red Roof Inn Kingsport, Kingsport , 7 miles away
Super 8 Kingsport, Kingsport , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Kingsport, Kingsport , 10 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Kingsport TriCities Airport, Kingsport , 10 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Kingsport , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Moccasin Creek:
Warrior's Path State Park, Kingsport, 9 miles away
Rocky Top Campground, Blountville, 9 miles away
Bristol-kingsport KOA Kampground, Blountville, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Moccasin Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 59 miles away
Warriors Path State Park, Tennessee , 9 miles away
Natural Tunnel State Park, Virginia , 17 miles away
Davy Crockett Birthplace State, Tennessee , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Moccasin Creek:
Scott County Park & Golf Course, Gate City , 6 miles away
Scott County, Gate City , 7 miles away
Crockett's Ridge Golf Club, Kingsport , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Moccasin Creek
Boone Lake, Sullivan , 13 miles away
Big Cherry Reservoir, Wise , 16 miles away

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