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Virginia whitewater, Crab Orchard Branch

Wise county, Trailhead to Guest River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V)     0.5 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Kingsport-Bristol. The wonderful Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. Getting a good workout
    and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Trailhead to Guest River stretch is the only paddling stretch along Crab Orchard Branch. This is an extremely
short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The Trailhead to Guest River section of Crab Orchard Branch in Virginia is 0.5 miles long and has been rated as a class IV(V) section by American Whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people
from Coeburn here at Crab Orchard Branch. Nearby Dale Ridge Hollow is a great site to go if you're at Crab Orchard Branch. Crab Orchard Branch is a good spot of common rain. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain while October is mostly the driest month. All through the long summer days at Crab Orchard Branch temperatures are commonly in the 80's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 40's; winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Crab Orchard Branch.


Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Crab Orchard Branch.
 Whitewater Near Crab Orchard Branch:
Guest River, Wise/ Scott County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Rt. 72 to Clinch River)
Little Stony River - Ramey Fork, Wise/Scott County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Ramey Fork to Hanging Rock)
Little Stony Creek, Scott County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Little Stony Falls to Hanging Rock)
Big Stony - Mountain Fork, Scott County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Mountain Fork to Chimney Rock Fork)
Clear Creek, Wise County, 11 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.75 miles long (Clear Creek Gorge)
Big Stony Creek, Scott County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Chimney Rock Fork to Route 653 Bridge)
Clinch River, Scott/Russell County, 11 miles away
      Class I - 18 miles long (St. Paul to Dungannon)
Powell River, Wise County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Appalachia to Big Stone Gap)
Pound River, Wise/ Dickenson County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.5 miles long (Route 624 to Pound Fishing Access)
Big Moccasin Creek, Scott County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 6 miles long (Snowflake to Antioch Church)
 Ski Areas Near Crab Orchard Branch:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 62 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 63 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 70 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 100 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Crab Orchard Branch:
Flanagan Marina, Clintwood , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Crab Orchard Branch:
Best Western Of Wise, Wise , 9 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Norton, Norton , 10 miles away
Super 8 Norton VA, Norton , 10 miles away
Days Inn Norton, Norton , 10 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Clintwood , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crab Orchard Branch:
Flatwoods Campground, Wise County, 2 miles away
Bark Campground, Scott County, 6 miles away
High Knob, Norton, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Crab Orchard Branch:
Pine Mountain Trail, Letcher , 15 miles away
The Lonesome Pine Trail, Russell , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crab Orchard Branch:
Breaks Interstate Park., Virginia , 22 miles away
Natural Tunnel State Park, Virginia , 23 miles away
Warriors Path State Park, Tennessee , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crab Orchard Branch:
Dan Hall Mountain Resort & Country Club, Coeburn , 0 miles away
Lonesome Pine Country Club, Big Stone Gap , 15 miles away
Raven Rock Golf Course, Jenkins , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Crab Orchard Branch
Big Cherry Reservoir, Wise , 15 miles away
Fishpond Lake, Letcher , 19 miles away

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