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Virginia whitewater, Passage Creek

Warren county, Kings Crossing Road to Elizabeth Furnace section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     21 miles
  This stretch of Passage Creek in Warren County is 21 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Virginia and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this
    state are quite easy. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The campgrounds here at Passage Creek are pretty good. The put-in location is a reasonable drive
from Winchester, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back  
for more. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Passage Creek is not far at all from Fort Valley, and while you're here you can take a hike along the Massanutten Mountain Trail. Be careful coming to the Blue Ridge Mountains, you might not ever want to return back home again. Near Passage Creek you find Boyer Gap which is a tremendous location to pop by. Everybody loves Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, and a journey to Shenandoah National Park is recommended.

Passage Creek, Kings Crossing Road to Elizabeth Furnace 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 Passage Creek.
 Whitewater Near Passage Creek:
Passage Creek, Warren County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Elizabeth Furnance to Waterlick)
Passage Creek, Warren County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (Kings Crossing Road to Elizabeth Furnace)
Shenandoah River - South Fork, Page/ Warren County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.5 miles long (Route 675 to Bentonville)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah / Frederick County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Above Route 55)
Gooney Run, Warren County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 4.1 miles long (Browntown to Karo Landing)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah/ Frederick County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Route 55 to Route 11)
Waites Run, Hardy County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.8 miles long (Wilson Cove to West Virginia 55)
Happy Creek, Warren County, 15 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.3 miles long (Route 671 to Happy Cr. Road)
Thornton River, Rappahannock County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Sperryville to Rock Mills)
Rose River, Madison County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
 Ski Areas Near Passage Creek:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 24 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 34 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 62 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 71 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 76 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Passage Creek:
Econo Lodge Woodstock, Woodstock , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Woodstock, Woodstock , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express WOODSTOCK-SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Woodstock , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Woodstock, Woodstock , 8 miles away
Days Inn Luray Shenandoah, Luray , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Passage Creek:
Peters Mill Run/Taskers Gap, Fort Valley, 2 miles away
Little Fort, Fort Valley, 2 miles away
The Country Place Campground, Luray, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Passage Creek:
Veach Gap Trail, Shenandoah , 4 miles away
Massanutten Mountain Trail, Shenandoah , 4 miles away
Keyser Path, Page , 4 miles away
Powell Mountain Trail, Shenandoah , 5 miles away
Bear Wallow Trail, Shenandoah , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Passage Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 10 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 51 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 7 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 32 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Passage Creek:
Caverns Golf Course, Luray , 11 miles away
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Front Royal , 16 miles away
Front Royal Country Club Department, Front Royal , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Passage Creek
Woodstock Reservoir, Shenandoah , 5 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 11 miles away
Warden Lake, Hardy , 20 miles away

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