Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile


FREE SHIPPING on all canoes until May 14
See for great reviews
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  Not an exciting trip
  Posted by: booztalkin on Sep-25-12 6:53 PM (EST)

That section of the James in pleasant rather than exciting. Do they even call it class II? There are a few ledges that might warrant that, but generally, it isn't exciting, and not wilderness either.

As for the camping, we did okay on a gravel bar by the side of the river. The rocks were considerably bigger than gravel, and I felt lucky to find a tuft of grass that was just a wee bit smaller than my tent. Otherwise, it would have been very uncomfortable on my thermarest.

It is an okay stretch for a lazy paddle-camper, but I agree the Rap is much nicer. I'd like to go back for the Balcony Falls section, but that is a long drive from Maryland for what I think is a fairly short section.

You have now paddled more James River than I have, so I have no more advice to offer on this river.


 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Touring Kayak Paddles

Kayak Sak

See Bags

The Kayak Wing

Overstock Outlet Foods

Table of Contents


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Inc.
Educational DVDs Shirt Sale