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Virginia whitewater, Bullpasture River

Highland Bath county, Route 250 to Route 678 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     10 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The wonderful Highland/Bath County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Bullpasture River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whether
    you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The starting point is not too far from Staunton-Waynesboro,
as you can see on the road map further down. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Hupman Valley Trail, and while you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Mc Dowell. Hupman Valley is in close proximity to Bullpasture River and is a tremendous location, and hiking along the Jerkemtight Trail is great fun. This river is a wonderful place to visit. At Bullpasture River throughout the months of summer highs are in the 70's while nighttime lows are typically in the 50's. For the duration of the winter highs are ordinarily in the 30's while Bullpasture River nighttime low temperatures during the winter are in the 10's. Bullpasture River gets lots of water.

Bullpasture River, Route 250 to Route 678 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 Bullpasture River.
 Whitewater Near Bullpasture River:
Bullpasture River, Highland/Bath County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Route 250 to Route 678)
Crab Run, Highland County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Along Route 250 to McDowell)
Bullpasture River, Highland\Bath County, 5 miles away
      Class III+ - 4 miles long (Rt. 678 to Cowpasture River)
Cowpasture River, Alleghany/Botetourt County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 24.5 miles long (Shaw Fork to Route 625 bridge)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Route 692 to Route 687)
Shaws Fork, Highland County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Headwaters to Liberty)
Jackson River, Bath/ Alleghany County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 28.5 miles long (Vinegar Run to Route 603)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Route 687 to Goshen)
Potomac River - South Branch, Highland VA/ Pendleton WV County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.4 miles long (state line to CR 23)
Mill Creek, Rockbridge County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 42 Wayside to Goshen)
 Ski Areas Near Bullpasture River:
The Homestead, Virginia , 29 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 41 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 43 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 44 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 54 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 61 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 97 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 99 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Bullpasture River:
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 25 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, Lexington , 25 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Lexington, Lexington , 25 miles away
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 25 miles away
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bullpasture River:
Cowpasture River Access - DGIF, Williamsville, 6 miles away
Shaws Fork Horse Camp, Head Waters, 10 miles away
Bear Mountain Farm and Wilderness Retreat, Hightown, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Bullpasture River:
Hupman Valley Trail, Highland , 1 miles away
Jerkemtight Trail, Highland , 3 miles away
Benson Run Trail, Highland , 4 miles away
Marshall Draft Trail, Bath , 5 miles away
Shenandoah Mountain Trail, Highland , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bullpasture River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 61 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 23 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 28 miles away
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Bullpasture River
Puffenbarger Pond, Augusta , 16 miles away

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