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West Virginia whitewater, New River

Mercer Monroe Summers Giles county, State line to Bull Falls Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II+(III)     14.8 miles
  The State line to Bull Falls Campground stretch of New River is 14.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II+(III) section. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whether you're whitewater
    rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that many runs in this state
are very easy. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the State line to Bull Falls Campground section is just one of them. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford,  
please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Put some time aside to spend at Wylie Falls since you're here at New River. A tour to Bluestone State Park when you're here at New River is a great idea, and at New River you always meet someone from Glen Lyn. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Going for a hike along the Ripple Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. If the weather is great here at New River, you can go for a hike along the Hoof and Hill Trail.

New River, State line to Bull Falls Campground 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 New River.
 Whitewater Near New River:
Rich Creek, Giles VA and Monroe WV County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.1 miles long (Virginia/West Virginia state line to Rich Creek)
Rich Creek, Monroe WV and Giles VA County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.9 miles long (US 219 to stateline)
New River, Mercer/ Monroe/ Summers/Giles County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 14.8 miles long (State line to Bull Falls Campground)
Pipestem Creek, Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Tom Honaker Road to Bluestone Lake)
Little Wolf Creek, Summers County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (CR 14 Bridge to Greenbrier River)
New River, Summers/ Fayette/ Raleigh County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 11 miles long (Bluestone Dam to Sandstone)
Greenbrier River, Summers County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Willowood bridge to Bellepoint)
Little Bluestone River & Tributaries, Summers County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.2 miles long (Cr 27 bridge to Bluestone River)
Walker Creek, Giles County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 29.5 miles long (Route 713 to Route 636)
Big Creek, Summers County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (CR 10 bridge to Greenbrier River)
 Ski Areas Near New River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 20 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 74 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 81 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near New River:
MacArthur Inn, Narrows , 7 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Princeton, WV, Princeton , 13 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Princeton, Princeton , 13 miles away
Inn At Riverbend, Pearisburg , 13 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Princeton , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New River:
Bluestone Wildlife Management Area - Shanklin's Ferry, Pipestem, 2 miles away
Bluestone Wildlife Management Area - Cedar Branch, Forest Hill, 3 miles away
Glen Lyn City Park, Glen Lyn, 4 miles away
 Trails Near New River:
Ripple Trail, Giles , 11 miles away
Hoof and Hill Trail, Giles , 13 miles away
Standing Branch Horse Trail, Giles , 13 miles away
Pearis Thompson Horse Trail, Giles , 13 miles away
Allegheny Trail, Monroe , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near New River:
Bluestone National Scenic River, Glen Jean - WV , 33 miles away
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 33 miles away
Bluestone State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 21 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New River:
Fountain Springs Golf Course, Peterstown , 7 miles away
Willow Wood Country Club, Hinton , 13 miles away
High Country Club, Princeton , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near New River
Lake Shawnee, Mercer , 20 miles away

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