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Virginia whitewater, New River

Montgomery Giles Pulaski county, Claytor Lake to State line section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     52.2 miles
  This stretch of New River is 52.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The nature scenery of Virginia and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want
    to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Claytor Lake to State line stretch is just one of many. The starting
point is not too far from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, so better bring your camping gear along. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. There's camping available near New River.

Briefly about the general area:
New River is right next door to Claytor Lake State Park which is a beautiful site; New River is a site with many visitors from Belspring. While you're here at New River you can take a hike along the Ripple Trail; you can have a splendid hiking adventure along the Conservancy Trail. This is a really good river. During the summertime months at New River temperatures are frequently in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 60's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 30's; overnight lows through the wintertime for New River tend to be in the 20's. New River gets a typical amount of annual precipitation.

New River, Claytor Lake to State line 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 New River.
 Whitewater Near New River:
Little Walker Creek, Giles County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.5 miles long (Alum Springs to Big Walker Creek)
Walker Creek, Giles County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 29.5 miles long (Route 713 to Route 636)
New River, Montgomery/ Giles/ Pulaski County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 52.2 miles long (Claytor Lake to State line)
New River, Mercer/ Monroe/ Summers/Giles County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 14.8 miles long (State line to Bull Falls Campground)
Little Stony Creek, Giles County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 1.6 miles long (Cascades to USFS Parking Area)
Stony Creek - New Tributary, Giles County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (Route 635 to Route 684)
Rich Creek, Giles VA and Monroe WV County, 13 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, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.9 miles long (US 219 to stateline)
Indian Creek, Monroe County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.1 miles long (Raines Corner to Greenville)
Reed Creek, Wythe County, 20 miles away
      Class I-IV - 8 miles long (I-81 to New River)
 Ski Areas Near New River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 37 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 100 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near New River:
Rock House Marina, Pulaski , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near New River:
Rockwood Manor, Dublin , 6 miles away
Inn At Riverbend, Pearisburg , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express DUBLIN, Dublin , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Dublin, Dublin , 6 miles away
Super 8 Dublin, Dublin , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New River:
Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin, 6 miles away
Covey's Family Campground, Dublin, 6 miles away
New River Junction Campground, Blacksburg, 6 miles away
 Trails Near New River:
Conservancy Trail, Giles , 11 miles away
Ripple Trail, Giles , 11 miles away
Standing Branch Horse Trail, Giles , 14 miles away
Poverty Creek Horse Trail, Montgomery , 14 miles away
Allegheny Trail, Monroe , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near New River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 50 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 50 miles away
Claytor Lake State Park, Virginia , 10 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 28 miles away
Moncove Lake State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New River:
Castle Rock Golf Course, Pembroke , 7 miles away
Pulaski Country Club, Pulaski , 8 miles away
Loch Lowman Golf Course, Radford , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near New River
Claytor Lake, Pulaski , 10 miles away
Hoge Pond, Montgomery , 14 miles away

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