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Virginia whitewater, Pound River

Dickenson county, Route 739 to Route 611 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     2 miles
  The wonderful Virginia scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The average Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but
    if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains
is a great experience. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. This stretch of Pound River is 2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II(III) section of whitewater. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.  
The starting location is a reasonable drive from Kingsport-Bristol, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're here, you might as well visit Fay Hollow, and Skegg Hole is very near and is a tremendous location to go to. This location, the Cumberland Plateau Mountains, has so much outdoors fun stuff. People from Haysi love to come to Pound River; Breaks Interstate Park. is a nice spot to pop by on a beautiful day. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Pine Mountain Trail.

Pound River, Route 739 to Route 611 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 Pound River.
 Whitewater Near Pound River:
Pound River, Dickenson County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Route 739 to Route 611)
Russell Fork, Dickenson County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Virginia 611 to Garden Hole Road)
Russell Fork, Dickenson County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 3.8 miles long (Garden Hole Road to Kentucky takeout)
Russell Fork, Pike County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Gorge takeout to Elkhorn City)
Grassy Creek, Pike County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 0.94 miles long (Gateway Motel to Russell Fork)
Hunt's Branch, Dickenson County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.7 miles long (Highway 80)
Grassy Creek, Dickenson County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2 miles long (Breaks to Russell Fork)
Prater Creek, Dickenson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Prater to Haysi)
Pound River, Wise/ Dickenson County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.5 miles long (Route 624 to Pound Fishing Access)
Clinch River, Scott/Russell County, 19 miles away
      Class I - 18 miles long (St. Paul to Dungannon)
 Ski Areas Near Pound River:
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 65 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 69 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 70 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 86 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Pound River:
Flanagan Marina, Clintwood , 3 miles away
Appalachian Marina, Pikeville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Pound River:
Sleep Inn & Suites, Clintwood , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Grundy, Grundy , 16 miles away
Brookshire Inn, Pikeville , 18 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville, Pikeville , 19 miles away
Landmark Hotel, Pikeville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pound River:
Lower Twin, Elkhorn City, 3 miles away
Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks, 4 miles away
Cranes Nest 3, Clintwood, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Pound River:
Pine Mountain Trail, Letcher , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pound River:
Breaks Interstate Park., Virginia , 3 miles away
Panther State Forest, West Virginia , 32 miles away
Jenny Wiley State Park, Kentucky , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pound River:
Willowbrook Country Club, Breaks , 6 miles away
Lake Bonaventure Country Club, Castlewood , 18 miles away
Dan Hall Mountain Resort & Country Club, Coeburn , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Pound River
Fishtrap Lake, Pike , 12 miles away

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