Whitewater Rafting Whitewater Rafting


  • Sep 26
  • 12:00 PM
  • Corner Of Echols Dorm


  • Sep 26
  • 06:00 PM
  • Corner Of Echols Dorm


  • Sep 25
  • 11:30 PM


  • $0


  • Balcony Falls, Glasgow, VA, USA


Let’s Go Rafting!!!

Have you ever been whitewater rafting before? Doesn’t that sound like a pretty good way to spend a Sunday (and get out of Charlottesville before the start of midterms)? Luckily for us, UVA is only an hour(ish) away from Balcony Falls, 3 hours of dope class 2-3 whitewater on the upper James River. It’s a great area for beginners but still has enough play spots for people with whitewater experience too.

About the River
The put-in is on the Maury River just outside of Glasgow. There are about 3 miles of rapids, the two of consequence being the put-in rapid, at the confluence with the Maury, and Balcony falls. This is followed by a couple miles of flatwater with 2 pretty dope swim spots. The take-out is just past the James River Footbridge where the Appalachian Trail crosses the James. All in all, it’s about 5 miles and should be a blast.

Who should sign up
You should probably know how to swim to sign up for this trip. Other than that, as long as you’re willing to paddle, you should be good to go.

12:00 – Meet @ corner of Echols Dorm
1:15 – Arrive at the put-in
1:45 – get going
4:45 – arrive back at the car(s)
6:00 – Back in Charlottesville
*This could run a little long*

Stuff to Bring:
At least a Liter of water (one Nalgene’s worth)
Some snacks to munch on
Non-cotton clothes- maybe some quick-dry stuff
Shoes that will stay on your feet and you don’t mind getting wet
Any gear that you already own
A mask for the car
Maybe a towel and sunscreen, if you’re into that
**Don’t bring anything on the water that you do not want to lose (that would suck)**

Club Provides:
All the rafting gear you desire: PFD, Paddle, and a Raft

Drivers Needed
-Driver needs to show up to Echols with a full tank of gas!
-Driver gets priority off the waitlist. The club reimburses for gas + tip!

See you there, and let me know if you have any questions




Trips Attended: 35 Trips Led: 14

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