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Virginia whitewater, Hardware River - North Fork

Albemarle county, Route 708 to Route 20 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     6 miles
  This stretch of Hardware River - North Fork is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-V section of whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Virginia are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The campgrounds here at Hardware River - North Fork are pretty good. The nature scenery of Virginia and the beautiful way the water current
    moves down the stream attract people from near and far. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature
have a lot of people coming here. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Charlottesville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
from Keene love to come to Hardware River - North Fork. A typical amount of rainfall falls here at Hardware River - North Fork. Throughout the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest of the months is January. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Hardware River - North Fork. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 40's, and overnight lows in the 20's for Hardware River - North Fork.

Hardware River - North Fork, Route 708 to Route 20 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Hardware River - North Fork:
Hardware River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 708 to Route 20)
Hardware River - South Fork, Albemarle County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Route 631 to Hardware River)
Rivanna River, Albermarle County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Charlottesville to Shadwell)
Hardware River, Fluvanna County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Temperance Wayside to James River)
Buck Mountain Creek, Albermarle County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R)
Moormans River, Albemarle County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Charlottesville Reservoir to Free Union)
Rivanna River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Advance Mills to Route 29)
Lynch River, Albermarle County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Shady Grove to North Fork of Rivanna River)
Roach River, Albemarle County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St. George to North Fork Rivanna River)
Slate River, Buckingham County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Diana Mills to James River)
 Ski Areas Near Hardware River - North Fork:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 25 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 28 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Hardware River - North Fork:
Sleep Inn & Suites Monticello, Charlottesville , 6 miles away
Boars Head Inn, Charlottesville , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn CHARLOTTESVILLE-MONTICELLO, Charlottesville , 6 miles away
Affordable Suites Charlottesville, Charlottesville , 7 miles away
ExecuStay At Stone Creek Villa, Charlottesville , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hardware River - North Fork:
Charlottesville KOA Kampground, Charlottesville, 1 miles away
James River Runners, Scottsville, 11 miles away
Misty Mountain Camp Resort, Greenwood, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Hardware River - North Fork:
Turk Branch Trail, Albemarle , 17 miles away
Turk Mountain Trail, Augusta , 18 miles away
Falls Trail, Albemarle , 18 miles away
Sawmill Ridge Trail, Augusta , 18 miles away
Riprap Trail, Augusta , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hardware River - North Fork:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 40 miles away
Bear Creek Lake State Park, Virginia , 31 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hardware River - North Fork:
Spring Creek Golf, Charlottesville , 6 miles away
Meadow Creek Golf Course, Charlottesville , 9 miles away
Birdwood Golf Course, Charlottesville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Hardware River - North Fork
Charlottesville Reservoir, Albemarle , 5 miles away
Lake Monticello, Fluvanna , 19 miles away

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