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Virginia whitewater, Passage Creek

Warren county, Elizabeth Furnance to Waterlick section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6 miles
How is the water level on this stretch currently?? Says Bob Elkins

This stretch of Passage Creek in Virginia is 6 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Winchester, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Virginia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream
     are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Virginia is often easier than
elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This stretch has has enough mileage, good  
for a one day paddling trip. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park invigorates the spirit, and a tour to Blue Hole is always a magnificent idea. Yeah, come up here to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a magnificent time. Have a nice hiking adventure along the Passage Creek For Trail, and Fort Valley is certainly a delightful place to take a look at. This is such a fun river. Hiking along the Shawl Gap Trail is great fun; at Passage Creek you always meet someone from Middletown.

Passage Creek, Elizabeth Furnance to Waterlick road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Passage Creek.
 Whitewater Near Passage Creek:
Passage Creek, Warren County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Elizabeth Furnance to Waterlick)
Gooney Run, Warren County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 4.1 miles long (Browntown to Karo Landing)
Happy Creek, Warren County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.3 miles long (Route 671 to Happy Cr. Road)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah/ Frederick County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Route 55 to Route 11)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah / Frederick County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Above Route 55)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 704 bridge to Route 50)
Rush River, Rapahannock County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Washington to Rock Mills)
Passage Creek, Warren County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Kings Crossing Road to Elizabeth Furnace)
Covington River, Rapphannock County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Rappahannock School to Rush River)
Thornton River, Rappahannock County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Sperryville to Rock Mills)
 Ski Areas Near Passage Creek:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 33 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 43 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 71 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 76 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 78 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 81 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Passage Creek:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Strasburg Shenandoah Valley, Strasburg , 4 miles away
Ramada Strasburg, Strasburg , 5 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Middletown, Middletown , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Front Royal, Front Royal , 7 miles away
Super 8 Front Royal, Front Royal , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Passage Creek:
Skyline Ranch Resort, Front Royal, 2 miles away
Elizabeth Furnace Group, Strasburg, 2 miles away
Deerpoint Campground, Warren County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Passage Creek:
Shawl Gap Trail, Warren , 2 miles away
Passage Creek For Trail, Shenandoah , 2 miles away
Signal Knob Trail, Shenandoah , 3 miles away
Bear Wallow Trail, Shenandoah , 3 miles away
Little Passage Trail, Shenandoah , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Passage Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 19 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 42 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 5 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 23 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Passage Creek:
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Front Royal , 7 miles away
Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, Front Royal , 8 miles away
Front Royal Country Club Department, Front Royal , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Passage Creek
Lake Frederick, Frederick , 11 miles away
Lakeside Lake, Frederick , 11 miles away
Woodstock Reservoir, Shenandoah , 14 miles away

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