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Virginia whitewater, Conway River

Madison Greene county, Rt. 667 to Rapidan River and Route 29 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     13 miles
  The nature scenery of Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The Rt. 667 to Rapidan River and Route 29 Bridge stretch of Conway River in Virginia is 13 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Conway River are pretty good. The starting location is a short drive from Charlottesville, if you're not familiar with
    the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled
as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep 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 you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general
Take a hike on the Jones Mountain Trail, and Walnut Hollow is a great site to have a look at. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Pocosin Hollow Trail, and the friendly folks of Hood like to hang out nearby. This river is so great. At Conway River during the summertime highs are in the 80's. During the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 60's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Conway River are in the 20's. An average amount of rain falls at Conway River. The month with most of the rain is August, and January on the other hand is the driest.

Conway River, Rt. 667 to Rapidan River and Route 29 Bridge 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 Conway River.
 Whitewater Near Conway River:
South River - Rapidan Tributary, Greene County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Rt. 638 to Route 619)
Conway River, Madison/Greene County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Rt. 667 to Rapidan River and Route 29 Bridge)
Rapidan River, Greene/Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 15 miles long (Shenandoah National Park to Route 29)
White Oak Run, Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot)
Robinson River, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 19 miles long (Syria to Locust Dale)
Rivanna River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Advance Mills to Route 29)
Rose River, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
Roach River, Albemarle County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St. George to North Fork Rivanna River)
Lynch River, Albermarle County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Shady Grove to North Fork of Rivanna River)
Buck Mountain Creek, Albermarle County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R)
 Ski Areas Near Conway River:
Massanutten, Virginia , 25 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 45 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 80 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 94 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Conway River:
Lafayette Inn, Stanardsville , 4 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Charlottesville, Charlottesville , 14 miles away
Courtyard Charlottesville North, Charlottesville , 16 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlottesville North, Charlottesville , 16 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Charlottesville, Charlottesville , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Conway River:
Heavenly Acres Campground, Stanardsville, 2 miles away
Shenandoah Hills Campground, Madison, 8 miles away
Bearfence Mt Hut - Appalachian Trail, Stanley, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Conway River:
Pocosin Hollow Trail, Greene , 6 miles away
Jones Mountain Trail, Madison , 6 miles away
Lewis Mountain Trail, Greene , 6 miles away
Staunton River Trail, Madison , 6 miles away
Pocosin Trail, Greene , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Conway River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 18 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 69 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Conway River:
McIntire Park Municipal Golf Course, Charlottesville , 16 miles away
Meadow Creek Golf Course, Charlottesville , 17 miles away
Birdwood Golf Course, Charlottesville , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Conway River
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 16 miles away

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