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Virginia whitewater, Hardware River

Fluvanna county, Temperance Wayside to James River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     12 miles
  This stretch of Hardware River in Fluvanna County is 12 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The put-in location is a short drive from Charlottesville, as you can see on the road map further down. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good
    places. 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. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia tend to be more
forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camp stove. The Temperance Wayside to James River section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're interested in cool geologic highlights,
try Muleshoe Bend, and while you're here you will meet lots of people from close by Arvonia. Through the summertime at Hardware River temperatures are mostly in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40's, and after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Hardware River descend into the 20's. A lot of rain falls at Hardware River. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain; January meanwhile is the driest month.

Hardware River, Temperance Wayside to James River 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 Hardware River.
 Whitewater Near Hardware River:
Hardware River, Fluvanna County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Temperance Wayside to James River)
Slate River, Buckingham County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Diana Mills to James River)
Rivanna River, Albermarle County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Charlottesville to Shadwell)
Hardware River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 18 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 708 to Route 20)
Hardware River - South Fork, Albemarle County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Route 631 to Hardware River)
Rivanna River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 25 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Advance Mills to Route 29)
Buck Mountain Creek, Albermarle County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R)
Lynch River, Albermarle County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Shady Grove to North Fork of Rivanna River)
Roach River, Albemarle County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St. George to North Fork Rivanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Hardware River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 38 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 43 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 63 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 98 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 98 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Hardware River:
High Meadows Vineyard Inn, Scottsville , 7 miles away
Keswick Hall, Keswick , 13 miles away
ExecuStay At Stone Creek Villa, Charlottesville , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn Monticello, Charlottesville , 14 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Charlottesville, Charlottesville , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hardware River:
Hardware River Wildlife Management Area, Arvonia, 1 miles away
James River Runners, Scottsville, 7 miles away
Charlottesville KOA Kampground, Charlottesville, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hardware River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 49 miles away
Bear Creek Lake State Park, Virginia , 16 miles away
Twin Lakes State Park, Virginia , 33 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hardware River:
Lake Monticello Golf Course, Palmyra , 9 miles away
Rivanna Resort & Golf Club, Palmyra , 10 miles away
Laurel Ridge Golf Club, Palmyra , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Hardware River
Lake Monticello, Fluvanna , 11 miles away
Trice Lake, Cumberland , 17 miles away
Charlottesville Reservoir, Albemarle , 18 miles away

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