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Virginia whitewater, Tye River

Route 654 to James River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

There is currently no public access to this stretch of water. You need to get permission from landowners to putin and takeout. Says pp

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The Route 654 to James River stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. You might have to settle for
    a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area
has a large number of paddling places. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Charlottesville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The wonderful -blank- County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. Getting some good exercise  
and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
During your tour to Tye River you'll meet some people from Arrington for sure. Tye River generally gets a large amount of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is generally October, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is January. At Tye River throughout the months of summer highs are in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 60's. The winter comes with highs in the 40's while Tye River overnight low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 20's.

Tye River, Route 654 to James 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:
Rucker Run, Nelson County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.3 miles long (Route 653 to Tye River)
Tye River, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Route 654 to James River)
Tye River, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6 miles long (US 29 to Route 654)
Buffalo River, Amherst County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Amherst to Tye River)
Paul's Creek, Nelson County County, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Waterslides)
Stoney Creek, Nelson County, 16 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)
Tye River, Nelson County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Nash to Tye River)
Back Creek - South River Tributary, Augusta County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Sherando Lake to South River)
Shoe Creek, Amherst/Nelson County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (North Fork to Piney)
 Ski Areas Near Tye River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 16 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 42 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 65 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 , 85 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 85 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 89 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Tye River:
Super 8 Appomattox VA, Appomattox , 15 miles away
Longacre Bed And Breakfast, Appomattox , 16 miles away
Cabin Creekwood, Lyndhurst , 18 miles away
Skyline Inn And Suites, Luray , 18 miles away
Knights Inn Madison Heights Lynchburg, Madison Heights , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tye River:
James River State Park, Gladstone, 3 miles away
Lake Nelson Campground, Arrington, 7 miles away
James River Wildlife Management Area, Wingina, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Tye River:
White Rock Gap Trail, Augusta , 19 miles away
Mills Creek Trail, Augusta , 19 miles away
Turkey Pen Ridge Trail, Augusta , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tye River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 63 miles away
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 66 miles away
Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tye River:
Mountain View Golf Course, Appomattox , 12 miles away
Shadow Ridge Golf Course, Amherst , 14 miles away
Winton Country Club, Amherst , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Tye River
Lake Monocan, Nelson , 15 miles away

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