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Virginia whitewater, Rose River

Madison county, Two miles to Robinson River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The put-in is not too far from Charlottesville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful Virginia scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Rose River beats anything. This section of Rose River in Madison County is 2 miles long
    and is according to American Whitewater a class III section of whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The campgrounds here at Rose River
are pretty good. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good walking shoes. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few  
others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Rose River without first going for a hike along the Rose River Trail, and this is a popular site for people from Syria. There are good sites to look at along the Cedar Run Trail, and Shenandoah National Park is a pleasant national park. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Summertime highs at Rose River regularly tend to be in the 80's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 60's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 40's, and after the sun is down all through the wintertime temperatures at Rose River dip into the 20's.

Rose River, Two miles to Robinson River 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 Rose River.
 Whitewater Near Rose River:
Robinson River, Madison County, 1 miles away
      Class II+ - 19 miles long (Syria to Locust Dale)
Rose River, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
Rapidan River, Greene/Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 15 miles long (Shenandoah National Park to Route 29)
White Oak Run, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot)
Conway River, Madison/Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Rt. 667 to Rapidan River and Route 29 Bridge)
Hughes River and Hazel River, Rappahannock/Culpepper County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (SR 603 to Route 522 Bridge)
South River - Rapidan Tributary, Greene County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Rt. 638 to Route 619)
Thornton River, Rappahannock County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Sperryville to Rock Mills)
Covington River, Rapphannock County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Rappahannock School to Rush River)
Shenandoah River - South Fork, Page/ Warren County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.5 miles long (Route 675 to Bentonville)
 Ski Areas Near Rose River:
Massanutten, Virginia , 29 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 34 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 52 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 80 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 91 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 96 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 99 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Rose River:
Days Inn Luray Shenandoah, Luray , 12 miles away
Cardinal Inn By Silver Star, Luray , 12 miles away
Inn Of The Shenandoah, Luray , 12 miles away
Lafayette Inn, Stanardsville , 13 miles away
Budget Inn, Luray , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rose River:
Rock Spring Hut - Appalachian Trail, Syria, 6 miles away
Shenandoah National Park - Big Meadows, Stanley, 7 miles away
Byrds Nest 3 Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Etlan, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Rose River:
Cedar Run Trail, Madison , 3 miles away
Rose River Trail, Madison , 3 miles away
Saddle Trail, Madison , 3 miles away
Staunton River Trail, Madison , 4 miles away
Robertson Mountain Trail, Madison , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rose River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 12 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 60 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 19 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rose River:
Caverns Golf Course, Luray , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Rose River
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 9 miles away

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