New River - Whitethorne to McCoy Falls to Eggleston (3/7/10 mile options) 

This section of the New River offers you a 3, 7, or 10 mile option. McCoy Falls is a Class II ledge that is easily portaged, easily scouted, and best run down the right side.


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Author: roanokeoutside3
Date: 22 Sep 2009 3:06:24 PM
Source: Trimble Outdoors on my Verizon phone
Activity: Paddling
State: Virginia (VA)
Distance: 10.15 mi  (Change units)
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Tags: Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, New River, Roanoke, tubing, Virginia
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

The New River is the second oldest river in the world, giving anglers and paddlers world-class excitement, and is one of the few rivers that flows north. Ideal for kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and fishing.

This section of the New River offers you a 3, 7, or 10 mile option. McCoy Falls is a Class II ledge that is easily portaged, easily scouted, and best run down the right side.  McCoy Falls is a popular tubing area.

Water Levels - These guages are color coded to let you know if the water level is adequate for paddling (not too high). Be advised this is an estimate and does not serve as a substitute for good judgment - when in doubt, don't go.

Access Points:

  • Whitethorn is a public access point accessed via McCoy Road to Whitethorne Road (follow to the end).
  • McCoy Falls is a popular tubing area and whitewater kayak rodeo spot accessed off McCoy Road (beware of private property when parking). Paid parking at New River Junction is available.
  • Eggleston access is via River Road off of Rt. 730. River Road parallels the river on river left. Access anywhere along this road.
Guides/Outfitters: Additional Resources:

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Whitethorne to McCoy Falls

Distance: 7.04 mi Points: 63
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

McCoy Falls to Eggleston

Distance: 3.11 mi Points: 29
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Points of Interest

Whitethorne Put In

Location: 37.199843, -80.565920

McCoy Falls take out/put in

Location: 37.249051, -80.606775

Eggleston take out/put in

Location: 37.285117, -80.616903


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