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Virginia whitewater, Little Walker Creek

Giles county, Alum Springs to Big Walker Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     7.5 miles
  This stretch of Little Walker Creek in Giles County is 7.5 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the
    river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This river system is full of great paddling stretches,
the Alum Springs to Big Walker Creek stretch is just one of them. The wonderful Virginia scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Claytor Lake State Park is both perfect and charming, and it's next to Little
Walker Creek, and Little Walker Creek is not far at all from Staffordsville. The Standing Branch Horse Trail offers hiking at its best, and there's wonderful hiking along the Ripple Trail. This is such a wonderful river. Little Walker Creek gets a typical amount of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is regularly July, that's the one that rains the most while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Throughout the summer months here at Little Walker Creek, high temperatures typically reach the 80's, and the nighttime is fairly cooler of course, regularly in the 50's.

Little Walker Creek, Alum Springs to Big Walker 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 Little Walker Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Walker Creek:
Little Walker Creek, Giles County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.5 miles long (Alum Springs to Big Walker Creek)
Walker Creek, Giles County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 29.5 miles long (Route 713 to Route 636)
New River, Mercer/ Monroe/ Summers/Giles County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 14.8 miles long (State line to Bull Falls Campground)
Rich Creek, Giles VA and Monroe WV County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.1 miles long (Virginia/West Virginia state line to Rich Creek)
Rich Creek, Monroe WV and Giles VA County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.9 miles long (US 219 to stateline)
New River, Montgomery/ Giles/ Pulaski County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 52.2 miles long (Claytor Lake to State line)
Reed Creek, Wythe County, 16 miles away
      Class I-IV - 8 miles long (I-81 to New River)
Stony Creek - New Tributary, Giles County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (Route 635 to Route 684)
Little Stony Creek, Giles County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 1.6 miles long (Cascades to USFS Parking Area)
Little Reed Island Creek, Carroll/ Pulaski County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Sylvatus to New River Close to Allisonia)
 Ski Areas Near Little Walker Creek:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 76 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 83 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 87 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 94 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Little Walker Creek:
Rock House Marina, Pulaski , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Walker Creek:
Rockwood Manor, Dublin , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Dublin, Dublin , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express DUBLIN, Dublin , 8 miles away
Super 8 Dublin, Dublin , 8 miles away
Quality Inn Dublin, Dublin , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Walker Creek:
Wapiti Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Staffordsville, 4 miles away
Doc's Knob Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Narrows, 7 miles away
Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Little Walker Creek:
Ripple Trail, Giles , 7 miles away
Standing Branch Horse Trail, Giles , 9 miles away
Hoof and Hill Trail, Giles , 9 miles away
Pearis Thompson Horse Trail, Giles , 9 miles away
Conservancy Trail, Giles , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Walker Creek:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 48 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 48 miles away
Claytor Lake State Park, Virginia , 12 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Walker Creek:
Pulaski Country Club, Pulaski , 6 miles away
Draper Valley Golf Club, Draper , 11 miles away
Castle Rock Golf Course, Pembroke , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Walker Creek
Claytor Lake, Pulaski , 14 miles away
Hoge Pond, Montgomery , 20 miles away

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