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Virginia whitewater, Quantico Creek

Prince William county, Trail 7 to Dumfries section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The put-in location is a short drive from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting
    or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Trail 7 to Dumfries section is one of a few paddling sections
in this river system. The nature scenery of Prince William County and the water flowing gracefully down Quantico Creek make the trip here worthwhile. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The Trail 7 to Dumfries stretch of Quantico Creek in Prince William County is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
at Quantico Creek you'll almost certainly meet some people from Dumfries; on a nice day you can take a hike along the Calvin Branch Mine Trail. If time allows, Prince William Forest Park is a national park worth stopping at; of course, everybody loves Purse State Park. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. One of the best things about Quantico Creek is its proximity to Clifton Beach. There is a pleasant hiking trail close to Quantico Creek called the Quantico Falls Trail, and a trip to Leesylvania State Park revives the spirit. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Quantico Creek.

Quantico Creek, Trail 7 to Dumfries 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 Quantico Creek.
 Whitewater Near Quantico Creek:
Quantico Creek, Prince William County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Trail 7 to Dumfries)
Quantico Creek - South Branch, Prince William County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Route 619 to Dumfries)
Aquia Creek, Stafford County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Rt. 610 to US 1)
Pohick Creek, Fairfax County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 5.5 miles long (Route 636 to Route 1)
Cub Run, Prince William County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Route 29 bridge to Compton Road)
Accotink Creek, Fairfax County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (King Arthur Road to Telegraph Road)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Motts Run to Fredericksburg)
Broad Run, Prince William County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Route 675 to Route 28 South of Manassas)
Four Mile Run, Arlington County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road)
Scott's Run, -blank- County, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Swinks Mill Road to Fairfax County Park trailhead)
 Ski Areas Near Quantico Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 98 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 99 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Quantico Creek:
Holly Acres, Woodbridge , 6 miles away
Hampton's Landing Marina, Woodbridge , 6 miles away
Willow Landing Marina, Stafford , 8 miles away
Holiday Harbor Marina, Stafford , 9 miles away
Belmont Bay Harbor Marina, Woodbridge , 9 miles away
 Beaches Near Quantico Creek:
Clifton Beach, Charles , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Quantico Creek:
Holiday Inn DUMFRIES - QUANTICO CENTER, Dumfries , 1 miles away
Hampton Inn Dumfries, Dumfries , 2 miles away
Days Inn Dumfries Quantico, Dumfries , 2 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Quantico Marine Base, Dumfries , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn Near Quantico Main Gate North, Dumfries , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Quantico Creek:
Prince william Travel Trailer Village, Dumfries, 1 miles away
Turkey Run Ridge Campground, Prince William County, 2 miles away
Prince William Forest - Turkey Run Ridge Group, Dumfries, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Quantico Creek:
Calvin Branch Mine Trail, Prince William , 0 miles away
Quantico Falls Trail, Prince William , 1 miles away
Birch Bluff Trail, Prince William , 1 miles away
Laurel Trail Loop, Prince William , 1 miles away
North Valley Trail, Prince William , 1 miles away
 Public Lands Near Quantico Creek:
Prince William Forest Park, Triangle - VA , 2 miles away
Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna - VA , 20 miles away
Leesylvania State Park, Virginia , 7 miles away
Purse State Park, Maryland , 10 miles away
Smallwood State Park, Maryland , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Quantico Creek:
Montclair Country Club, Dumfries , 2 miles away
Forest Greens, Triangle , 2 miles away
Medal Of Honor Golf Course, Quantico , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Quantico Creek
Marumsco Acres Lake, Prince William , 7 miles away
Burke Lake, Fairfax , 10 miles away
Abel Lake, Stafford , 14 miles away

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