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Dickenson county, Breaks to Russell Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV+     2 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Dickenson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia are easier than the national norm, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. If you're coming from Bristol it's not a long drive at
    all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Breaks to Russell Fork stretch is one of them.
This is a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The Breaks to Russell Fork stretch of Grassy Creek in Virginia is 2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV+ section of whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The river winds through the Cumberland  
Plateau Mountains and you get great scenery. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. There's camping available near Grassy Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
Grassy Creek is close to Breaks Interstate Park. which is a charming site, and you ought to without doubt have a look at Lovers Leap while here. All year is a nice time in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains if you love the outdoors. Here at Grassy Creek you'll probably meet some folks from Breaks It's always pleasant to have a look at Cold Spring.

Grassy Creek, Breaks to Russell Fork 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 Grassy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Grassy Creek:
Grassy Creek, Pike County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 0.94 miles long (Gateway Motel to Russell Fork)
Hunt's Branch, Dickenson County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.7 miles long (Highway 80)
Grassy Creek, Dickenson County, 1 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2 miles long (Breaks to Russell Fork)
Russell Fork, Dickenson County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 3.8 miles long (Garden Hole Road to Kentucky takeout)
Russell Fork, Pike County, 1 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Gorge takeout to Elkhorn City)
Russell Fork, Dickenson County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Virginia 611 to Garden Hole Road)
Pound River, Dickenson County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Route 739 to Route 611)
Prater Creek, Dickenson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Prater to Haysi)
Pound River, Wise/ Dickenson County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.5 miles long (Route 624 to Pound Fishing Access)
Clinch River, Scott/Russell County, 22 miles away
      Class I - 18 miles long (St. Paul to Dungannon)
 Ski Areas Near Grassy Creek:
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 67 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 72 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Grassy Creek:
Flanagan Marina, Clintwood , 7 miles away
Appalachian Marina, Pikeville , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Grassy Creek:
Comfort Inn Grundy, Grundy , 13 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Clintwood , 14 miles away
Brookshire Inn, Pikeville , 18 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville, Pikeville , 18 miles away
Landmark Hotel, Pikeville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grassy Creek:
Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks, 1 miles away
Fishtrap Lake #2, Lick Creek, 6 miles away
Lower Twin, Elkhorn City, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Grassy Creek:
Pine Mountain Trail, Letcher , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grassy Creek:
Breaks Interstate Park., Virginia , 1 miles away
Panther State Forest, West Virginia , 29 miles away
Jenny Wiley State Park, Kentucky , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grassy Creek:
Willowbrook Country Club, Breaks , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Grassy Creek
Fishtrap Lake, Pike , 11 miles away

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