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Virginia whitewater, Rappahannock River

Fauquier Culpeper county, Remington to Kellys Ford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     4.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Virginia and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Remington to Kellys Ford section is just one of them. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no
    problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Getting a good workout and spending
some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The Remington to Kellys Ford section of Rappahannock River is 4.5 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, there's a road  
map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Remington here at Rappahannock River. All through the warmest time of the year, highs frequently are in the 80's at Rappahannock River; during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Rappahannock River. Rappahannock River sees pretty high levels of rain. May is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month of the year is January.

Rappahannock River, Remington to Kellys Ford 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, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 4.5 miles long (Remington to Kellys Ford)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 24 miles long (Kellys Ford to Motts Run)
Rapidan River, Spotsylvania/ Culpepper County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 15 miles long (Route 610 to Motts Run)
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)
Broad Run, Prince William County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Route 675 to Route 28 South of Manassas)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Motts Run to Fredericksburg)
Aquia Creek, Stafford County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Rt. 610 to US 1)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Route 647 to Route 211)
Quantico Creek - South Branch, Prince William County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Route 619 to Dumfries)
 Ski Areas Near Rappahannock River:
Massanutten, Virginia , 67 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 69 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 86 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Rappahannock River:
Black Horse Inn, Warrenton , 11 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn - Warrenton, Warrenton , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WARRENTON, Warrenton , 12 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Warrenton, Warrenton , 12 miles away
Airlie, Warrenton , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rappahannock River:
C F Phelps Wildlife Management Area, Sumerduck, 4 miles away
Rappahannock River Campground, Richardsville, 10 miles away
Wilderness Presidential Resort, Spotsylvania, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Rappahannock River:
Jackson Trail, Spotsylvania , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rappahannock River:
Prince William Forest Park, Triangle - VA , 32 miles away
Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna - VA , 44 miles away
Lake Anna State Park, Virginia , 21 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 29 miles away
Leesylvania State Park, Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rappahannock River:
Kastle Golf Club, Midland , 6 miles away
Somerset Golf Club, Locust Grove , 7 miles away
Meadows Farms Golf Course, Locust Grove , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Rappahannock River
Lake of the Woods, Orange , 9 miles away
Lake Pelham, Culpeper , 16 miles away

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