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Virginia whitewater, Maury River

Rockbridge county, Rockbridge Baths to James River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     32 miles
  The wonderful Rockbridge County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The put-in location is a short drive from Lynchburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Maury River in Virginia is 32 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II(III) section. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state
    you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a
large number of paddling rivers. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The river winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains and you get great scenery. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Now this is a pretty long section, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because  
it is a very popular destination. The Rockbridge Baths to James River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to bump into some cheerful folks from Lexington here, and a good site to take a look at close by is Polecat Hollow. But wait, there's more enjoyable stuff to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is a tremendous hiking trail near Maury River called the Rocky Row Trail; going for a hike on the Balcony Falls Trail is always a fine adventure. This river is so good. From a precipitation point of view Maury River is a rather common site.

Maury River, Rockbridge Baths 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 Maury River.
 Whitewater Near Maury River:
Marl Creek, Rockbridge County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.2 miles long (roadside Route 706)
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
James River, Rockbridge/ Amherst County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Glasgow to Snowden)
Maury River, Rockbridge County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 32 miles long (Rockbridge Baths to James River)
Laurel Run, Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Game road to Maury River)
James River, Amherst/ Bedford County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (Snowden to Six Mile)
Maury River, Bath/ Rockbridge County, 10 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 6 miles long (Goshen Pass to Rockbridge Baths)
Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Effinger to Buffalo Forge)
Colliers Creek, Rockbridge County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Collierstown to Buffalo Creek)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Below Lynchburg Reservoir to Route 640)
 Ski Areas Near Maury River:
The Homestead, Virginia , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 35 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 52 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 58 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 98 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Maury River:
Econo Lodge Lexington, Lexington , 1 miles away
The Georges Inn, Lexington , 1 miles away
Best Western Lexington Inn, Lexington , 2 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lexington, VA, Lexington , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center, Lexington , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Maury River:
Lake Robertson Rec Park, Lexington, 3 miles away
Long's Campground, Lexington, 4 miles away
Glen Maury City Park, Buena Vista, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Maury River:
Rocky Row Trail, Rockbridge , 8 miles away
Balcony Falls Trail, Rockbridge , 8 miles away
Gunter Ridge Trail, Rockbridge , 10 miles away
Goshen Pass Trail, Rockbridge , 10 miles away
Jump Rock Trail, Rockbridge , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Maury River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 39 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 27 miles away
Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Virginia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Maury River:
Lexington Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 2 miles away
Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs , 3 miles away
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 5 miles away

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