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Virginia whitewater, Rappahannock River

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


CLASS I-II     24 miles
There is also another pit in point at a spot called Elies Ford road, and that is a 14 mile trip great scenery. Also even though it is a class I and II river. It is easier to use a kayak also during the summer you will want a kayak because of the extream low water in some spots. Says Zac

The starting point is not too far from Richmond, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful
    Fauquier/ Culpeper County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The average Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states,
so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your  
sleeping bag. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Kellys Ford to Motts Run section is just one of many. This section of Rappahannock River in Virginia is 24 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
During your trip to Rappahannock River you'll meet some people from Richardsville for sure; do take a hike on the Jackson Trail. During the warm days of summer here at Rappahannock River, high temperatures commonly reach the 80's.

Rappahannock River, Kellys Ford to Motts Run 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:
Rapidan River, Spotsylvania/ Culpepper County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 15 miles long (Route 610 to Motts Run)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 24 miles long (Kellys Ford to Motts Run)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Motts Run to Fredericksburg)
Aquia Creek, Stafford County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 10.5 miles long (Rt. 610 to US 1)
Rappahannock River, Fauquier/ Culpeper County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 4.5 miles long (Remington to Kellys Ford)
Quantico Creek - South Branch, Prince William County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Route 619 to Dumfries)
Broad Run, Prince William County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Route 675 to Route 28 South of Manassas)
Quantico Creek, Prince William County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Trail 7 to Dumfries)
Broad Run, Prince William County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Beverly Mills to Buckland)
Broad Run, Fauquier County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Route 628 to Beverly Mills)
 Ski Areas Near Rappahannock River:
Massanutten, Virginia , 76 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 80 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 93 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Rappahannock River:
Lake Anna Beach Marina, Spotsylvania , 12 miles away
Rocky Branch Marina and Campground, Spotsylvania , 19 miles away
Anna Point Marina, Mineral , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Rappahannock River:
Affordable Suites Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg , 9 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fredericksburg, VA, Fredericksburg , 11 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg , 11 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn North Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg , 11 miles away
Sleep Inn Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rappahannock River:
Rappahannock River Campground, Richardsville, 1 miles away
Wilderness Presidential Resort, Spotsylvania, 5 miles away
C F Phelps Wildlife Management Area, Sumerduck, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Rappahannock River:
Jackson Trail, Spotsylvania , 6 miles away
Chopawamsic Trail, Prince William , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rappahannock River:
Prince William Forest Park, Triangle - VA , 24 miles away
Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna - VA , 40 miles away
Lake Anna State Park, Virginia , 19 miles away
Purse State Park, Maryland , 28 miles away
Leesylvania State Park, Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rappahannock River:
Somerset Golf Club, Locust Grove , 7 miles away
Lake Of The Woods, Locust Grove , 7 miles away
Fawn Lake Country Club, Spotsylvania , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Rappahannock River
Lake of the Woods, Orange , 7 miles away
Motts Run Reservoir, Spotsylvania , 9 miles away
Abel Lake, Stafford , 12 miles away

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