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Virginia whitewater, Big Stony - Devil's Fork

Scott county, Straight Fork Confluence to Big Stony Takeout section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+(IV)     1.5 miles
  The wonderful Virginia scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Virginia are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. 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.
    The Straight Fork Confluence to Big Stony Takeout stretch of Big Stony - Devil's Fork is 1.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III+(IV) section. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river
system, the Straight Fork Confluence to Big Stony Takeout stretch is just one of many. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The put-in is not too far from Kingsport-Bristol, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling  

Briefly about the general area:
At Big Stony - Devil's Fork you always meet someone from Fort Blackmore; if you're here, you might as well explore Finney Hollow. Natural Tunnel State Park is a wonderful place. For the period of the summer months at Big Stony - Devil's Fork highs are frequently in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 60's. Daytime highs throughout the winter are in the 40's, and overnight lows in the 20's for Big Stony - Devil's Fork. The amount of precipitation that falls at Big Stony - Devil's Fork is close to the national average.

Big Stony - Devil's Fork, Straight Fork Confluence to Big Stony Takeout 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 Stony - Devil's Fork.
 Whitewater Near Big Stony - Devil's Fork:
Big Stony - Devil's Fork, Scott County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Straight Fork Confluence to Big Stony Takeout)
Big Stony Creek, Scott County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Chimney Rock Fork to Route 653 Bridge)
Powell River - South Fork, Wise County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (South Fork Gorge)
Big Stony - Mountain Fork, Scott County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Mountain Fork to Chimney Rock Fork)
Cove Creek, Scott County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Cove Creek Gorge to Stinking Creek confluence)
Clear Creek, Wise County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.75 miles long (Clear Creek Gorge)
Powell River, Wise County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Appalachia to Big Stone Gap)
Stock Creek, Scott County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (Upper Gorge)
Little Stony Creek, Scott County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Little Stony Falls to Hanging Rock)
Stock Creek, Scott County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.8 miles long (Natural Tunnel State Park)
 Ski Areas Near Big Stony - Devil's Fork:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 62 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 66 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 67 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 88 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Big Stony - Devil's Fork:
Holiday Inn NORTON, Norton , 7 miles away
Days Inn Norton, Norton , 7 miles away
Super 8 Norton VA, Norton , 7 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Norton, Norton , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Big Stone Gap, Big Stone Gap , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Stony - Devil's Fork:
High Knob, Norton, 5 miles away
Bark Campground, Scott County, 8 miles away
Jessie Lea Recreational Vehicle Park-Campground, Big Stone Gap, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Stony - Devil's Fork:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 67 miles away
Natural Tunnel State Park, Virginia , 9 miles away
Warriors Path State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
Kingdom Come State Park, Kentucky , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Stony - Devil's Fork:
Lonesome Pine Country Club, Big Stone Gap , 5 miles away
Scott County, Gate City , 10 miles away
Scott County Park & Golf Course, Gate City , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Stony - Devil's Fork
Big Cherry Reservoir, Wise , 3 miles away
Fishpond Lake, Letcher , 20 miles away

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