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Lonesome Pine Trails (Streams and Rivers)


Wild Water

    Pigeon, TN

    Nantahala, NC

    Asheville, NC

    Ocoee, TN


The Big Sandy River (formed by the Levisa and Tug Forks)

Seperates Wayne County, WV with Lawerence County, Kentucky. 

Flows into the Ohio.


Tri-State Metro Kayaking & Canoeing

KY, OH, WV.  Lists Rivers and Outfitters.  



Scenic Rivers

Benefits, Criteria and Designated Rivers

Heart of Appalachia

Clinch River

Virginia Map

Clinch River State Park (St. Paul and Artrip Boat Launch)

Clinch River Adventures (St. Paul)  Scroll toward bottom of page.

Clinch River Kayak Launches

Clinch Life Outfitters

North Fork of the Pound (also called a River Lake to add more confusion)

Pound River

LEVISA ADVENTURES (Kayak.  Russell Fork River, Pound, and Levisa Fork)

Powell River Public Access in Lee County

     Dryden Fishing Hole & Boat Ramp & Powell River Public Access (Hwy 58)

Blue Ridge Highlands

New River

History of the New River

New River State Park

     There are several entrances

Giles County, New River Water Trail

New River Outdoor Adventures (Galax)

The New River at Radford

Paddleyax Kayaks

3.8 miles from the New River 


Virginia Mountains

Roanoke River

River Groups near Roanoke

Roanoke River Blueway Trip Planning

James River

Water Levels

Twin River Outfitters (Botetourt County)

James River Tubing

Day Trips

Multi-Days Trips

Wilderness Canoe Company (Rockbridge County)

Canoe, Kayak, or Raft

Jackson River

Water Levels

Alleghany Outfitters

Day Trips


Introduction to Paddling

Alleghany Highlands Blueway (Alleghany County)


Southern Shenandoah Valley

Paddle & Peddle Rockbridge (Maury River)

West Central Virginia

West Southern Virginia


Southern WV


Discover the top 10 whitewater destinations in West Virginia

10 miles of Wild & Scenic River can be found on the Blue Stone River

River Expeditions  (Oak Hill)


Rustic Ravines (Genoa, Wayne County)

Tug Fork River  (official flat river trail in West Virginia)

Hatfield & McCoy Airboat Tours


Fall 2021 Gauley Season Release Dates

September 10th-13th, 17th-20th, 24th-27th
October 1st-4th, 8th-11th and 16th-17th

Coal River Group (Tornado)  Trail is called the Walhonde

     River Gauge

     Launch Sites

     Tour De Coal

Yak Fest.  June 17 &18, 2022


Pipestem Adventures (next to Pipestem Resort State Park, northeast of Princeton)

White Water Rafting (1 hour drive north to ACE)


Guyandotee Water Trail

Eastern KY

19.4 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Red River.   

Kentucky Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking at Breaks Interstate Park

Russell Fork White Water Rafting (Elkhorn City, KY)

Russell Fork

4 places to go White Water Rafting.  

Levisa Fork Paddlefest Prestonsburg( 4th Sat of each month May to Sept)

Rockcastle Outdoor Company (Livingston.  Open seasonally May-Sept)

    Paddle Board Guiding and self guiding (SUP)

Red River Adventures

Red River

Pikeville Cut Through (Levisa Fork River)

Western NC

58.7 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Chattooga River

4.2 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Horsepasture River.

26.5 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the New River (South Fork) River.

23.3 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Wilson Creek.


French Broad Adventures

French Broad River Flows

Touring packages for floating the French Broad River (no tubes)

High Mountain Expeditions (Watauga or Nolichucky Rivers)

     New River Tubing

New River State Park (Laurel Springs, NC)

Asheville Wellness Retreats & Tours

SUP Yoga Classes

Northeastern TN


REI Guided Trips

45.3 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Obed River.

USA Raft on the Nolichucky River

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park (East of Chattanooga)

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