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Virginia whitewater, Maury River

Bath Rockbridge county, Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+(IV)     6 miles
  The Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths section of Maury River is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III+(IV) section of whitewater. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great
    attractions for lots of people. 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. There are campgrounds quite near the river
where you can camp. The wild scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains is great. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths section is one of them. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. If you're coming from Staunton-Waynesboro  
it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Virginia and the cool fresh water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
On a pleasant day at Maury River you can take a hike along the Little Peak Trail, and close by you find nice locations like Goshen Pass. Having a nice time in the Blue Ridge Mountains is uncomplicated. The Jump Rock Trail is a splendid hiking trail close to Maury River, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Rockbridge Baths here. Coming to this river is always a good idea.

Maury River, Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths 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 Maury River.
 Whitewater Near Maury River:
Maury River, Rockbridge County, 1 miles away
      Class II(III) - 32 miles long (Rockbridge Baths to James River)
Maury River, Bath/ Rockbridge County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths)
Laurel Run, Rockbridge County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Game road to Maury River)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Goshen to Maury River)
Marl Creek, Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.2 miles long (roadside Route 706)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Route 687 to Goshen)
Mill Creek, Rockbridge County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 42 Wayside to Goshen)
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Effinger to Buffalo Forge)
Colliers Creek, Rockbridge County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Collierstown to Buffalo Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Maury River:
The Homestead, Virginia , 30 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 34 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 54 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 61 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 67 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Maury River:
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 6 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, Lexington , 6 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Lexington, Lexington , 6 miles away
Best Western Plus Inn At Hunt Ridge, Lexington , 6 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Lexington , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Maury River:
Cold Sulphur Campground, Goshen, 4 miles away
Long's Campground, Lexington, 5 miles away
Lee Hi Campground, Lexington, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Maury River:
Little Peak Trail, Rockbridge , 1 miles away
Jump Rock Trail, Rockbridge , 2 miles away
Round Knob Trail, Rockbridge , 2 miles away
Goshen Pass Trail, Rockbridge , 2 miles away
Viewing Rock Trail, Rockbridge , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Maury River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 46 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 26 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Maury River:
Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs , 7 miles away
Lexington Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 9 miles away
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 10 miles away

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