Best Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing in Virginia

This list represents the most popular whitewater kayaking & canoeing in Virginia. Use this list to plan your next Virginia whitewater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 North Fork Mayo River: Henry CR 629 Bridge to Anglin Mill Road (CR 1358)

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    Greensboro, VA

    The North Fork of the Mayo flows through heavily wooded hills after leaving the pasture lands at the beginning of the section. It has more gradient than the upper reaches of the South Fork, thus ...
    •  2.5 Hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The North Fork of the Mayo flows through heavily wooded hills after leaving the pasture lands at the beginning of the section. ...

  • #2 Dan River: Pinnacles Power Plant at Kibler to CR 1761 Bridge (VA 880) at Virginia State Line

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    Kibler, VA

    The Dan River flows off the crest of the Blue Ridge beneath the Pinnacles of Dan. It is piped down the mountains through the turbines of the City of Danville Power Plant above the community of ...
    •  12 sections that take 45 hours to paddle
    •  106.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Dan River flows off the crest of the Blue Ridge beneath the Pinnacles of Dan. It is piped down the mountains through ...

  • #3 South Fork Mayo River: Henry CR 695 Bridge to Anglin Mill Road (CR 1358)

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    Greensboro, VA

    The South Fork of the Mayo meanders through woodlands, presenting the paddler with easy riffles, until it confluences with the North Fork. From there down to the takeout, the river drops faster ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The South Fork of the Mayo meanders through woodlands, presenting the paddler with easy riffles, until it confluences with ...

  • #4 New River: Stuart Dam to Access Area on Grayson CR 641

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    Fox, VA

    The New begins with the confluence of the North and South Forks. At this point it has already become a fairly wide river although still primarily shallow. From Mouth of Wilson to Stuart Dam, ...
    •  2 sections that take 14 hours to paddle
    •  37.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The New begins with the confluence of the North and South Forks. At this point it has already become a fairly wide river ...