Bottom Creek - Water Sports

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Discover the exhilarating beauty of Bottom Creek near Roanoke, VA, where kayaking and canoeing adventures await amidst stunning natural scenery. While Bottom Creek is renowned for its tranquil stretches, it's also home to challenging Class V+ rapids and mandatory portages, making it a thrilling destination for experienced paddlers seeking an adrenaline rush. For those embarking on their first run, it's highly recommended to paddle with someone who knows the river well to navigate its twists and turns safely. Despite its challenges, Bottom Creek rewards paddlers with breathtaking views of lush forests, rocky outcroppings, and serene meadows. With convenient access points along the creek, adventurers can easily launch their kayaks or canoes and explore this rugged waterway. Remember to prioritize safety by checking water conditions and weather forecasts before setting out, and always wear a properly fitting life jacket. Whether you're seeking an adrenaline-fueled adventure or a leisurely paddle through nature's tranquility, Bottom Creek promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Virginia's outdoors.

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  • Directions: From Roanoke, take Rt. 221 south past Bent Mountain. After passing through Bent Mountain, turn right on Countyline Road/Rt. 664. Continue on Countyline road as it becomes Patterson Drive. You will pass AmRhein's Wine Cellar and eventually see the creek.
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Distance in Miles - Round Trip: 3
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open