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Virginia whitewater, Rappahannock River

Fauquier Culpeper county, Route 647 to Route 211 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     13.5 miles
  The Route 647 to Route 211 section of Rappahannock River in Virginia is 13.5 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Winchester, as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead
    and pack your camping stuff. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia are easier than the national norm, so if you're not from around
here don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The scenic beauty of Virginia and the water flowing gracefully down Rappahannock River have people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find  
lots of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Rappahannock River you will meet lots of folks from nearby Amissville. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Rattlesnake Trail, and a spree to Sky Meadows State Park is a delightful idea. This river is a great place to visit. Rappahannock River is right by the Belle Meade Linden Trail. The amount of rainfall that falls at Rappahannock River is close to the national average. The month with most of the rain is August while January is typically the driest month. At Rappahannock River during the summer months highs are in the 80's, and the overnight is a little cooler of course, regularly in the 60's.

Rappahannock River, Route 647 to Route 211 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 Rappahannock River.
 Whitewater Near Rappahannock River:
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Route 647 to Route 211)
Rush River, Rapahannock County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Washington to Rock Mills)
Covington River, Rapphannock County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Rappahannock School to Rush River)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 15 miles away
      Class II+ - 4.5 miles long (Remington to Kellys Ford)
Happy Creek, Warren County, 17 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.3 miles long (Route 671 to Happy Cr. Road)
Thornton River, Rappahannock County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Sperryville to Rock Mills)
Shenandoah River, Clarke County, 17 miles away
      Class I(II) - 14 miles long (Route 50 to Route 7)
Broad Run, Fauquier County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Route 628 to Beverly Mills)
Broad Run, Prince William County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Beverly Mills to Buckland)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 24 miles long (Kellys Ford to Motts Run)
 Ski Areas Near Rappahannock River:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 57 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 80 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 94 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Rappahannock River:
Howard Johnson Inn - Warrenton, Warrenton , 11 miles away
Black Horse Inn, Warrenton , 12 miles away
Airlie, Warrenton , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WARRENTON, Warrenton , 13 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Warrenton, Warrenton , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rappahannock River:
Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane, 11 miles away
Jim n Molly Denton Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Linden, 12 miles away
Manassas Gap Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Markham, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Rappahannock River:
Rattlesnake Trail, Fauquier , 9 miles away
Belle Meade Linden Trail, Fauquier , 11 miles away
The Peak Trail, Rappahannock , 15 miles away
Bluff Trail, Rappahannock , 16 miles away
Big Devils Stairs Trail, Rappahannock , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rappahannock River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 34 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 36 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 15 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 25 miles away
Lake Anna State Park, Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rappahannock River:
South Wales Golf Course, Jeffersonton , 6 miles away
Fauquier Springs Country Club, Warrenton , 7 miles away
Samoset Resort, Rockport , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Rappahannock River
Fleetwood Farm Pond Number One, Fauquier , 13 miles away
Lake Pelham, Culpeper , 14 miles away

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