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Virginia whitewater, Robinson River

Madison county, Syria to Locust Dale section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     19 miles
Info available on canoe or kayak rental near Madison County?† Write me at gkbeach@aol.com, please, and thanks! Says George Beach

this is a fun stretch of whitewater. i have run numerous times and have enjoyed it every time i would recomend it for anyone. it has a few class 2-3 ledges that are lots of fun and uncountable gravel bars and small rock gardens....near the end there is a nice way to end your trip with a swimming hole complete
    with a rope swing and all!!!! Says Jeremy

If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state
are not very demanding. The scenic beauty of Madison County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a short drive from Charlottesville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The Syria to Locust Dale section of Robinson River is 19 miles long and is a class II+ section  
of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The Syria to Locust Dale stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag.

Robinson River, Syria to Locust Dale road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Robinson River.
 Whitewater Near Robinson River:
Hughes River and Hazel River, Rappahannock/Culpepper County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (SR 603 to Route 522 Bridge)
Robinson River, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II+ - 19 miles long (Syria to Locust Dale)
White Oak Run, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot)
Rapidan River, Greene/Madison County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 15 miles long (Shenandoah National Park to Route 29)
Rose River, Madison County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
Thornton River, Rappahannock County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Sperryville to Rock Mills)
Covington River, Rapphannock County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Rappahannock School to Rush River)
Conway River, Madison/Greene County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Rt. 667 to Rapidan River and Route 29 Bridge)
Rush River, Rapahannock County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Washington to Rock Mills)
South River - Rapidan Tributary, Greene County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Rt. 638 to Route 619)
 Ski Areas Near Robinson River:
Massanutten, Virginia , 37 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 57 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 88 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 89 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Robinson River:
Holladay House Bed And Breakfa, Orange , 12 miles away
The Mayhurst Inn, Orange , 12 miles away
Inn At Westwood Farm, Orange , 12 miles away
Chestnut Hill Bed Breakfast, Orange , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Orange - Montpelier, Orange , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Robinson River:
Shenandoah Hills Campground, Madison, 5 miles away
Cedar Mountain Campground, Culpeper, 8 miles away
Byrds Nest 3 Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Etlan, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Robinson River:
Ridge Trail, Madison , 10 miles away
Saddle Trail, Madison , 10 miles away
Pine Hill Gap Trail, Rappahannock , 11 miles away
Broad Hollow Trail, Rappahannock , 11 miles away
Sams Ridge Trail, Rappahannock , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Robinson River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 21 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 58 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 24 miles away
Lake Anna State Park, Virginia , 32 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Robinson River:
Culpeper Country Club, Culpeper , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Robinson River
Lake Pelham, Culpeper , 14 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 17 miles away

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