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Virginia whitewater, Staton's Creek

Amherst county, Staton's Falls to Pedlar River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     0.6 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Staunton-Waynesboro, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Virginia are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers in this state
    are not very demanding. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. The Staton's Falls to Pedlar River section is one
of a few paddling sections in this river system. The Staton's Falls to Pedlar River section of Staton's Creek in Amherst County is 0.6 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This is a very short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The campgrounds here at Staton's Creek 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. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
Since you're here at Staton's Creek why not stop at Clarks Gap, and there are plenty of people from Vesuvius here at Staton's Creek. And that's not everything there is to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If the weather is great here at Staton's Creek, you can go for a hike along the Tolley Gap Trail. Statons Creek Falls is a glorious local attraction, and the Cashaw Creek Trail is a great hiking trail nearby.

Staton's Creek, Staton's Falls to Pedlar 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 Staton's Creek.
 Whitewater Near Staton's Creek:
Staton's Creek, Amherst County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 0.6 miles long (Staton's Falls to Pedlar River)
Piney River - South Fork, Amherst County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (First bridge to National Forest boundary.)
Irish Creek, Rockbridge County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Irish Creek Mission to South River)
Buffalo River, Amherst County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Forks of Buffalo to Amherst)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Below Lynchburg Reservoir to Route 640)
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
Marl Creek, Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.2 miles long (roadside Route 706)
Pedlar River, Amherst County, 9 miles away
      Class I(II) - 6 miles long (Route 640 to Highway 130)
Marl Creek - South R.Trib, Rockbridge County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1 miles long (Steele's Tavern to Virginia-56)
Tye River - South Fork, Nelson County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3.7 miles long (Route 56 to Nash)
 Ski Areas Near Staton's Creek:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 22 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 45 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 48 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 62 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 66 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 98 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Staton's Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites Raphine, Raphine , 9 miles away
Maple Hall Inn, Lexington , 9 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Lexington, Lexington , 10 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Lexington, Lexington , 10 miles away
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Staton's Creek:
Oronoco Campground, Amherst County, 2 miles away
Cow Camp Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Vesuvius, 2 miles away
Brown Mt Creek Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Buena Vista, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Staton's Creek:
Tolley Gap Trail, Amherst , 7 miles away
Cashaw Creek Trail, Amherst , 13 miles away
Rocky Row Trail, Rockbridge , 14 miles away
Cold Spring Bald Mountain Trail, Augusta , 15 miles away
Piney Ridge Trail, Bedford , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Staton's Creek:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 48 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 36 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Staton's Creek:
Poplar Grove Golf Club, Amherst , 7 miles away
Vista Links Golf Course, Buena Vista , 8 miles away
Lexington Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 15 miles away

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