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Virginia whitewater, Colliers Creek

Rockbridge county, Collierstown to Buffalo Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4 miles
  This section of Colliers Creek is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Lynchburg it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The scenic beauty of Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature
    will have you coming back for more. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. 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. The Collierstown to Buffalo Creek section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Whitewater paddling here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great experience. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. The rivers for  
whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Virginia are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Colliers Creek; North Mountain Trail is a glorious local trail. You're sure to come across some friendly folks from Natural Bridge here. High temperatures at Colliers Creek all through the summertime are in the 80's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's while Colliers Creek overnight low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 10's.

Colliers Creek, Collierstown to Buffalo Creek 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 Colliers Creek.
 Whitewater Near Colliers Creek:
Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Effinger to Buffalo Forge)
Colliers Creek, Rockbridge County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Collierstown to Buffalo Creek)
Simpson Creek, Alleghany County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Truckstop to Route 60)
Laurel Run, Rockbridge County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Game road to Maury River)
James River, Rockbridge/ Amherst County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Glasgow to Snowden)
Maury River, Bath/ Rockbridge County, 12 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths)
Mill Creek, Rockbridge County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 42 Wayside to Goshen)
Cowpasture River, Botetourt County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Griffith to James River)
Maury River, Rockbridge County, 13 miles away
      Class II(III) - 32 miles long (Rockbridge Baths to James River)
North Creek, Botetourt County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Campground to Jennings Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Colliers Creek:
The Homestead, Virginia , 23 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 44 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 45 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 66 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 80 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 99 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Colliers Creek:
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 8 miles away
The Natural Bridge Historic Hotel, Natural Bridge , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Lexington, Lexington , 8 miles away
The Georges Inn, Lexington , 9 miles away
Best Western Lexington Inn, Lexington , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Colliers Creek:
Lake A. Willis Robertson County Park, Natural Bridge, 3 miles away
Natural Bridge Koa, Natural Bridge, 6 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Natural Bridge, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Colliers Creek:
North Mountain Trail, Alleghany , 6 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Rockbridge , 6 miles away
Rich Hole Trail, Alleghany , 7 miles away
Rich Hole Trail, Rockbridge , 7 miles away
North Branch Trail, Alleghany , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Colliers Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 35 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 18 miles away
Jefferson National Forest, Virginia , 36 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Colliers Creek:
Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs , 7 miles away
Lexington Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 7 miles away
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 15 miles away

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