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Virginia whitewater, South River - Rapidan Tributary

Greene county, Rt. 638 to Route 619 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     9 miles
  The Rt. 638 to Route 619 section of South River - Rapidan Tributary in Virginia is 9 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Charlottesville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The wonderful Virginia scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. A bit of exercise and just
    being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Rt. 638 to Route 619 stretch is one of them. Since you're on this site you are
probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are  
pretty easy. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Pocosin Hollow Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. People from Stanardsville love to come to South River - Rapidan Tributary, and if you're here you can take a hike along the Pocosin Trail. At this river you will always have a good time. If you're interested in cool geologic traits, try Octonia Park. From a rainfall point of view South River - Rapidan Tributary is a quite common place.

South River - Rapidan Tributary, Rt. 638 to Route 619 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 South River - Rapidan Tributary.
 Whitewater Near South River - Rapidan Tributary:
South River - Rapidan Tributary, Greene County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Rt. 638 to Route 619)
Conway River, Madison/Greene County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 13 miles long (Rt. 667 to Rapidan River and Route 29 Bridge)
Rivanna River - North Fork, Albemarle County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Advance Mills to Route 29)
Roach River, Albemarle County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St. George to North Fork Rivanna River)
Rapidan River, Greene/Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 15 miles long (Shenandoah National Park to Route 29)
White Oak Run, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (White Oak Fire Road to Lower White Oak Canyon Parking Lot)
Lynch River, Albermarle County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Shady Grove to North Fork of Rivanna River)
Buck Mountain Creek, Albermarle County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Route 610 to South Fork of Rivanna R)
Rose River, Madison County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Two miles to Robinson River)
Robinson River, Madison County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 19 miles long (Syria to Locust Dale)
 Ski Areas Near South River - Rapidan Tributary:
Massanutten, Virginia , 22 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 41 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 76 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 77 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 92 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near South River - Rapidan Tributary:
Lafayette Inn, Stanardsville , 1 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Charlottesville, Charlottesville , 12 miles away
Courtyard Charlottesville North, Charlottesville , 14 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlottesville North, Charlottesville , 14 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Charlottesville, Charlottesville , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South River - Rapidan Tributary:
Heavenly Acres Campground, Stanardsville, 2 miles away
Lewis Mountain Campground, Greene County, 7 miles away
Shenandoah National Park - Lewis Mountain, Stanley, 7 miles away
 Trails Near South River - Rapidan Tributary:
Pocosin Hollow Trail, Greene , 5 miles away
Pocosin Trail, Greene , 5 miles away
South River Falls Trail, Greene , 5 miles away
Lewis Mountain Trail, Greene , 5 miles away
Saddleback Mountain Trail, Greene , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near South River - Rapidan Tributary:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 18 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South River - Rapidan Tributary:
McIntire Park Municipal Golf Course, Charlottesville , 14 miles away
Meadow Creek Golf Course, Charlottesville , 15 miles away
Birdwood Golf Course, Charlottesville , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near South River - Rapidan Tributary
Charlottesville Reservoir, Albemarle , 18 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Page , 18 miles away

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