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Virginia whitewater, Paul's Creek

Nelson County county, Waterslides section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     0.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The wonderful Nelson County County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Paul's Creek make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Paul's Creek is 0.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. There are plenty of
    hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find
lots of paddling places. The put-in is not too far from Staunton-Waynesboro, as you can see on the road map further down. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Waterslides stretch is one of them. This is an extremely short stretch so no need to bring snacks. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

about the general area:
There is a magnificent hiking trail near Paul's Creek called the Mills Creek Trail, and picturesque scenery and great skiing is what you get at Wintergreen. Paul's Creek is in the vicinity of Blundell Hollow which is unquestionably worth going to. On a perfect day at Paul's Creek you can take a hike along the Turkey Pen Ridge Trail, and Paul's Creek is a place with many visitors from Afton. An average amount of rainfall falls at Paul's Creek. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain while February is mostly the driest month.

Paul's Creek, Waterslides 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 Paul's Creek.
 Whitewater Near Paul's Creek:
Paul's Creek, Nelson County County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Waterslides)
Stoney Creek, Nelson County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Peggy's Pinch to Route 751)
Rockfish River - South Fork, Nelson County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 3.2 miles long (Wintergreen to Beech Grove)
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
South River, Waynesboro City / Rockingham County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Waynesboro to Lynnwood)
Tye River, Nelson County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Tye River - North Fork, Nelson County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Above Nash to Confluence with Tye River)
Rucker Run, Nelson County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.3 miles long (Route 653 to Tye River)
Moormans River, Albemarle County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Charlottesville Reservoir to Free Union)
Tye River, -blank- County, 16 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6 miles long (US 29 to Route 654)
 Ski Areas Near Paul's Creek:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 5 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 27 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 71 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 82 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Paul's Creek:
The Iris Inn, Waynesboro , 7 miles away
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 8 miles away
Quality Inn Waynesboro, Waynesboro , 8 miles away
Residence Inn Waynesboro, Waynesboro , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn Waynesboro, Waynesboro , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Paul's Creek:
Paul C. Wolfe Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Lyndhurst, 3 miles away
Waynesboro North 340 Campground, Waynesboro, 8 miles away
Maupin Field Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Roseland, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Paul's Creek:
Turkey Pen Ridge Trail, Augusta , 8 miles away
Mills Creek Trail, Augusta , 10 miles away
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 11 miles away
Sawmill Ridge Trail, Augusta , 11 miles away
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Augusta , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Paul's Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 49 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Paul's Creek:
Stoney Creek Golf Course, Nellysford , 2 miles away
Swannanoa Country Club, Afton , 2 miles away
Devils Knob Golf Course, Nellysford , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Paul's Creek
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 1 miles away

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