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Virginia whitewater, Clinch River

Tazewell Russell county, Taylor's Mill to Cedar Bluff section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     13.5 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Bluefield, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Clinch River in Tazewell/ Russell County is 13.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Taylor's Mill to Cedar Bluff stretch is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking
    or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your sleeping bag. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia tend to be more
forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
A good place in close
proximity to Clinch River is Baptist Valley, and a tour to Hungry Mother State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. You'll meet a lot of folks from Bandy here; delightful hiking is available along the Blue Grass Trail. This river has it all. For the duration of the days of summer highs here at Clinch River get into the 80's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 60's. Through the wintertime the highs are regularly in the 40's, and night lows at Clinch River during the wintertime generally plunge into the 20's. Clinch River gets a good deal of water.

Clinch River, Taylor's Mill to Cedar Bluff 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 Clinch River.
 Whitewater Near Clinch River:
Clinch River, Tazewell/ Russell County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Taylor's Mill to Cedar Bluff)
Little River - Clinch R. Tributary, Tazewell County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Wardell to Clinch River)
Tumbling Creek, Russell County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Upper Gorge)
Tumbling Creek, Russell County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 1 miles long (Rt. 613 to Route 611)
Clinch River, Russell County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Pucketts Hole to Nash Ford)
Whitetop Laurel Creek, Washington/ Grayson County, 25 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Route 728 to Route 58)
Green Cove Creek, Washington County, 26 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (AT - Virginia Creeper Trail)
Little Huff Creek, Wyoming County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Confluence with Muzzle Creek to Justice)
Big Sandy River - Tug Fork, McDowell Mingo WV Buchannan VA County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.7 miles long (Panther to Wharncliffe)
Guyandotte River, Wyoming County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Simon to R D Bailey Lake backwaters)
 Ski Areas Near Clinch River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 53 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 56 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Clinch River:
Super 8 Richlands/Claypool Hill Area, Claypool Hill , 7 miles away
Budget Inn Cedar Bluff VA, Cedar Bluff , 7 miles away
The Collins House Inn, Marion , 18 miles away
General Francis Marion Hotel, Marion , 18 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Marion , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clinch River:
Berwind Lake State Recreation Area, Warriormine, 9 miles away
Clinch Mt Wildlife Management Area, Rosedale, 14 miles away
Hungry Mother Campgrounds, Marion, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Clinch River:
Blue Grass Trail, Smyth , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clinch River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 56 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 56 miles away
Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia , 15 miles away
Panther State Forest, West Virginia , 23 miles away
Coopers Rock State Park, West Virginia , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clinch River:
Tazewell County Country Club, Pounding Mill , 2 miles away
Saltville Golf Course, Saltville , 13 miles away
Holston Hills Country Club, Marion , 18 miles away

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