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Virginia whitewater, Rucker Run

Nelson county, Route 653 to Tye River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4.3 miles
There is currently no public access to this stretch of water. You need to get permission from landowners to putin and takeout. Says pp

The average Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. If you're coming from Charlottesville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location,
    as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of Virginia and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good
rivers. The Route 653 to Tye River stretch of Rucker Run in Virginia is 4.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Route 653 to Tye River section is one of them. This  
stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
A good location to have a look at near Rucker Run is Canada Gap, and you're sure to bump into some nice people from Arrington here. For the period of the warm days of summer highs here at Rucker Run reach the 80's. Through the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 60's. For the period of the winter this place gets highs in the 40's, and overnight lows in the 20's for Rucker Run. Much rainfall falls at Rucker Run.

Rucker Run, Route 653 to Tye River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Rucker Run.
 Whitewater Near Rucker Run:
Rucker Run, Nelson County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.3 miles long (Route 653 to Tye River)
Tye River, -blank- County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Route 654 to James River)
Tye River, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6 miles long (US 29 to Route 654)
Buffalo River, Amherst County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Amherst to Tye River)
Paul's Creek, Nelson County County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Waterslides)
Stoney Creek, Nelson County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Peggy's Pinch to Route 751)
Rockfish River - South Fork, Nelson County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 3.2 miles long (Wintergreen to Beech Grove)
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
Tye River, Nelson County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
 Ski Areas Near Rucker Run:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 15 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 41 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 63 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 84 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 84 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 89 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Rucker Run:
Super 8 Appomattox VA, Appomattox , 16 miles away
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 17 miles away
Longacre Bed And Breakfast, Appomattox , 17 miles away
Skyline Inn And Suites, Luray , 18 miles away
Knights Inn Madison Heights Lynchburg, Madison Heights , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rucker Run:
James River State Park, Gladstone, 5 miles away
Lake Nelson Campground, Arrington, 7 miles away
James River Wildlife Management Area, Wingina, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Rucker Run:
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 18 miles away
Turkey Pen Ridge Trail, Augusta , 19 miles away
Mills Creek Trail, Augusta , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rucker Run:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 61 miles away
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 67 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rucker Run:
Mountain View Golf Course, Appomattox , 13 miles away
Stoney Creek Golf Course, Nellysford , 14 miles away
Shadow Ridge Golf Course, Amherst , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Rucker Run
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 13 miles away

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