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


CLASS III-IV     15 miles
  If you're coming from Staunton-Waynesboro it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Nash to Tye River section of Tye River in Nelson County is 15 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Virginia and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you hurry you can run this section
    in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camping stuff too. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river,
but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good rivers for that around here. 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 many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This is not the only paddling  
section in this river system, there are others too. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Tye River you discover the Mills Creek Trail which is a good hiking trail; if you desire a little side journey, try Cow Hollow. While you're here at Tye River you will meet lots of folks from nearby Piney River. There is a pleasant hiking trail in the neighborhood of Tye River called the White Rock Gap Trail, and everybody close by loves skiing at Wintergreen. Tye River sees pretty high levels of precipitation. The month with most of the rain is October while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Tye River, Nash to Tye 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 Tye River.
 Whitewater Near Tye River:
Tye River, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6 miles long (US 29 to Route 654)
Tye River, Nelson County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
Piney River, Nelson/Amherst County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Alhambra to Woodson)
Rockfish River - South Fork, Nelson County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3.2 miles long (Wintergreen to Beech Grove)
Tye River - North Fork, Nelson County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Above Nash to Confluence with Tye River)
Buffalo River, Amherst County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Amherst to Tye River)
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
Tye River, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Route 654 to James River)
Tye River - Upper South Fork, Nelson County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Montebello to first Route 56 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Tye River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 10 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 39 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 60 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 74 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 77 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Tye River:
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 9 miles away
Knights Inn Madison Heights Lynchburg, Madison Heights , 17 miles away
The Iris Inn, Waynesboro , 17 miles away
Hometown Inn Staunton, Staunton , 17 miles away
Best Western Plus Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center, Waynesboro , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tye River:
Piney River Campground, Piney River, 2 miles away
Harpers Creek Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Roseland, 5 miles away
Lake Nelson Campground, Arrington, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Tye River:
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 8 miles away
Mills Creek Trail, Augusta , 9 miles away
Tolley Gap Trail, Amherst , 10 miles away
Turkey Pen Ridge Trail, Augusta , 11 miles away
Kennedy Ridge Trail, Augusta , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tye River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 60 miles away
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 62 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tye River:
Devils Knob Golf Course, Nellysford , 10 miles away
Spring Creek Golf Club, Zion Crossroads , 10 miles away
Shadow Ridge Golf Course, Amherst , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Tye River
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 12 miles away

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