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Virginia whitewater, Middle River

Augusta county, Westview to Verona section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     25 miles
Heading back to river this week August 27, 2007. Here is one of the fishing pics from the last trip on the river a couple weeks back in earlier August. Says Tim (see picture)

KOA campground is along a portion of the Middle River. Took kayak along to do some floating and fishing.Being not familiar with the area, had a hard time finding a spot to launch which was not private property. Went about 1 mile up river from campground and found
    a pullover on the road edge. Launched yak and started fishing. The water level is way down, almost too low to float. The fishing was AWESOME and caught plenty of smallmouth and even some nice sunfish. Couple of the smallmouths
were very nice. Floated river two times over the weekend and had a good time. Several rock gardens that require walking and dragging kayak. All in all a good trip despite going solo and not knowing the area. Says Tim

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia are easier than the national norm, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, please
print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Middle River is 25 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The beautiful scenery of Augusta County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Middle River, Westview to Verona road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Middle River.
 Whitewater Near Middle River:
Middle River, Augusta County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Westview to Verona)
Jennings Branch, Augusta County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Jennings Gap to Middle River)
North River, Augusta County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 26 miles long (Below Staunton Dam to Spring Creek)
Little River - North R. Tributary, Augusta County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Hearthstone Dam to Bridge at Camp May Flather)
Briery Branch, Rockingham County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.5 miles long (Briery Branch Dam to North River)
Calfpasture River, Augusta/Rockbridge County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Rt 250 to Route 692)
South River, Waynesboro City / Rockingham County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Waynesboro to Lynnwood)
Dry River, Rockingham County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lily to North River)
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
Marl Creek - South R.Trib, Rockbridge County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1 miles long (Steele's Tavern to Virginia-56)
 Ski Areas Near Middle River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 18 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 26 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 41 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 50 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 51 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 55 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 63 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Middle River:
Howard Johnson Express Inn Staunton, Staunton , 2 miles away
Frederick House, Staunton , 3 miles away
Olde Staunton Inn, Staunton , 3 miles away
Inn At Old Virginia, Staunton , 3 miles away
Berkeley House Bed Breakfast, Staunton , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Middle River:
KOA Campgrounds, Verona, 6 miles away
Shenandoah Valley Campground, Verona, 6 miles away
Walnut Hills Campground, Staunton, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Middle River:
Bear Draft Trail, Augusta , 10 miles away
Lookout Mountain Trail, Augusta , 10 miles away
North River Gorge Trail, Augusta , 11 miles away
Trimbles Mill Trail, Augusta , 11 miles away
Narrow Back Trail, Augusta , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Middle River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 51 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Middle River:
Ingleside Resort Golf & Conference Center, Staunton , 4 miles away
Bunker Valley Golf Range, Waynesboro , 10 miles away
Waynesboro Country Club, Waynesboro , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Middle River
Puffenbarger Pond, Augusta , 20 miles away

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