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Virginia whitewater, Hay's Creek

Rockbridge county, Eastfields to Walker's Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III(V+)     1.25 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Lynchburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Rockbridge County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. This section is very short
    so better bring some good walking shoes. The Eastfields to Walker's Creek section of Hay's Creek is 1.25 miles long and is a class II-III(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater
rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whitewater paddling here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great experience. There are some good sections  
to paddle in this river system, the Eastfields to Walker's Creek section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Hay's Creek is right by the Cashaw Creek Trail; a wonderful site close by is Reservoir Hollow. Life's too short to enjoy all the amusing things in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you're going to Hay's Creek from Buena Vista, you won't be the only one, and don't leave Hay's Creek without first checking out Little Pinnacle. This is a great river. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Rocky Row Trail. At Hay's Creek all through the days of summer highs are in the 80's while nighttime lows are commonly in the 60's.

Hay's Creek, Eastfields to Walker's Creek 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 Hay's Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hay's Creek:
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
Marl Creek, Rockbridge County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.2 miles long (roadside Route 706)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Below Lynchburg Reservoir to Route 640)
Staton's Creek, Amherst County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 0.6 miles long (Staton's Falls to Pedlar River)
James River, Amherst/ Bedford County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (Snowden to Six Mile)
Piney River - South Fork, Amherst County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (First bridge to National Forest boundary.)
James River, Rockbridge/ Amherst County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Glasgow to Snowden)
Buffalo River, Amherst County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Forks of Buffalo to Amherst)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 10 miles away
      Class I(II) - 6 miles long (Route 640 to Highway 130)
Irish Creek, Rockbridge County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Irish Creek Mission to South River)
 Ski Areas Near Hay's Creek:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 30 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 55 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 58 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 71 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 100 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Hay's Creek:
Wingate By Wyndham Lexington, Lexington , 6 miles away
Super 8 Lexington VA, Lexington , 6 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Lexington, Lexington , 6 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, Lexington , 6 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Lexington , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hay's Creek:
Glen Maury City Park, Buena Vista, 1 miles away
Punchbowl Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Buena Vista, 3 miles away
Shady Mountain Campground, Amherst County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Hay's Creek:
Rocky Row Trail, Rockbridge , 7 miles away
Cashaw Creek Trail, Amherst , 8 miles away
Piney Ridge Trail, Bedford , 10 miles away
Balcony Falls Trail, Rockbridge , 10 miles away
Sulphur Ridge Trail, Bedford , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hay's Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 41 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 33 miles away
Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Virginia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hay's Creek:
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 2 miles away
Lexington Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 8 miles away
Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs , 9 miles away

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