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Virginia whitewater, Stoney Creek

Nelson county, Peggy's Pinch to Route 751 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     0.8 miles
  This section of Stoney Creek is 0.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The wonderful Nelson County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.
    There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Peggy's Pinch to Route 751 section is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This stretch is very short so no need to
bring snacks. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. The put-in 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.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Tyro here, and there is a wonderful hiking trail nearby called the Turkey Pen Ridge Trail. A day on the slopes of Wintergreen is just what you need, and close by Laurel Springs Gap is a good site to go. This river has so much to offer. Near Stoney Creek you find the Mills Creek Trail which is a great hiking trail. A normal amount of rain falls here at Stoney Creek. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily August, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is February.

Stoney Creek, Peggy's Pinch to Route 751 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 Stoney Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stoney Creek:
Stoney Creek, Nelson County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 0.8 miles long (Peggy's Pinch to Route 751)
Paul's Creek, Nelson County County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Waterslides)
Rockfish River - South Fork, Nelson County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3.2 miles long (Wintergreen to Beech Grove)
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
South River, Waynesboro City / Rockingham County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Waynesboro to Lynnwood)
Tye River, Nelson County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Tye River - North Fork, Nelson County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Above Nash to Confluence with Tye River)
Rucker Run, Nelson County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.3 miles long (Route 653 to Tye River)
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
Tye River, -blank- County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6 miles long (US 29 to Route 654)
 Ski Areas Near Stoney Creek:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 2 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 28 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 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
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Stoney Creek:
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 5 miles away
The Iris Inn, Waynesboro , 7 miles away
Residence Inn Waynesboro, Waynesboro , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Waynesboro, Waynesboro , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WAYNESBORO-ROUTE 340, Waynesboro , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stoney Creek:
Paul C. Wolfe Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Lyndhurst, 4 miles away
Maupin Field Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Roseland, 6 miles away
Sherando Lake, Roseland, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Stoney Creek:
Turkey Pen Ridge Trail, Augusta , 6 miles away
Mills Creek Trail, Augusta , 7 miles away
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 8 miles away
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Augusta , 9 miles away
Stony Run Trail, Augusta , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stoney Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 52 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stoney Creek:
Stoney Creek Golf Course, Nellysford , 1 miles away
Devils Knob Golf Course, Nellysford , 3 miles away
Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Stoney Creek
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 3 miles away

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