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Virginia whitewater, Big Reed Island Creek

Carroll county, Route 58 to US Route 221 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     12.5 miles
Our home is located between Hwy 58 and 221 and rests on Big Reed.  My son and I took the canoe ride along this route and in a few places there were significant rocks which caused us a bit of difficulty.  We tipped over a few times and found the experience very relaxing.  Greatr wildlife scenes.  Great for the beginner.  Wear your mountain shoes and be prepared to get weet a couple of times!  We stopped at our home which can be viewed at
    www.peacelodge.net Says Mark Eskew

The wonderful Carroll County scenery and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Virginia are often more forgiving
than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. When you're paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. If you're  
coming from Mount Airy it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Big Reed Island Creek in Carroll County is 12.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. There's camping available near Big Reed Island Creek. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Big Reed Island Creek, Route 58 to US Route 221 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 Big Reed Island Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Reed Island Creek:
Big Reed Island Creek, Carroll County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 58 to US Route 221)
Big Reed Island Creek, Carroll County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 20 miles long (US Route 221 to New River)
Little Reed Island Creek, Carroll/ Pulaski County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Sylvatus to New River Close to Allisonia)
Dan River, Patrick County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Pinnacles Power Plant to Claudville)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 773 to Route 1432)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Ararat River, Surry County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.5 miles long (Route 1772 to Route 2080)
New River, Montgomery/ Giles/ Pulaski County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 52.2 miles long (Claytor Lake to State line)
Little River - New R. Tributary, Montgomery/ Floyd County, 19 miles away
      Class I-IV - 13 miles long (Riner to Copper Valley)
Fisher River, Surry County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (US Route 601 Bridge to Rockford)
 Ski Areas Near Big Reed Island Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 58 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 79 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 84 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Big Reed Island Creek:
Rock House Marina, Pulaski , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Reed Island Creek:
Scottish Inns Fancy Gap, Fancy Gap , 8 miles away
Blue Ridge Manor Bed And Break, Cana , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HILLSVILLE, Hillsville , 11 miles away
Red Roof Inn Hillsville, Hillsville , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn Hillsville, Hillsville , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Reed Island Creek:
Fancy Gap Cabins & Camp Grnds, Fancy Gap, 7 miles away
Fox Trail Campground, Fancy Gap, 7 miles away
Utt's Campground, Fancy Gap, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Big Reed Island Creek:
Run Trail, Patrick , 8 miles away
Fire Trail, Pulaski , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Reed Island Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 65 miles away
Claytor Lake State Park, Virginia , 17 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 24 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Reed Island Creek:
Olde Mill Golf Resort, Laurel Fork , 7 miles away
Skyland Lakes Golf Club, Fancy Gap , 10 miles away
Cross Creek Country Club, Mount Airy , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Reed Island Creek
Claytor Lake, Pulaski , 18 miles away
Big Dan Lake, Stokes , 20 miles away

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