Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Looking for a 3 day canoe run on the Rappahannock

  1. #1

    Default Looking for a 3 day canoe run on the Rappahannock

    Hello. My father and I would like to plan a 3 day canoe trip on the Rappahannock, somewhere outside fredericksburg. I did one a couple of years ago, however I used an outfitter so I didn't really need to plan as much. This year we'd like to do this w/o the outfitter but I have no idea where to park or launch. We'd be taking two vehicles, one to leave down river, the other to go upriver. My questions are:

    Is there a known public parking site where we can keep one vehicle down river?
    And is there a public launch site up the river that would be long enough to canoe for 3 days (I think last time it was 20-some miles, canoeing a few hours a day)
    Also, camping accessibility (we're good with minimalist/primitive camping) since I believe a lot of the property along the river is private.

    Last time we were able to pull over and camp pretty much anywhere as long as there were no trespassing signs posted.

    Thanks for any advice.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Amissville
    Posts
    222

    Default

    Put in at kellys ford boat slide and take out at city docks in Fredericksburg. Public parking at both ramps and if you take your time you would be able to make a 3 day trip.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Amissville
    Posts
    222

    Default

    Or rt 211 bridge if you wanted to make it really long trip

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Bealeton
    Posts
    332

    Default

    You could launch at Kelly's Ford and take out at Mott's run. I think the float is around 30 miles. Both have public parking where you could leave a vehicle. As far as camping, you may want to just pick an island in the river. You could camp at the Rapidan/Rappahannock confluence on your second night, that's about 7 miles from the takeout.

  5. #5

    Default

    This is a tremendous help. Thank you all. The Kelly's Ford to Mott's Run trip would be perfect.

Similar Threads

  1. Rappahannock
    By lil_shawn1990 in forum Fishing Other Virginia Lakes and Rivers
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-29-2015, 10:48 AM
  2. Rappahannock Help?
    By Gsniper in forum General Board
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-02-2015, 09:27 AM
  3. Rappahannock 10/7
    By Corey in forum Fishing Other Virginia Lakes and Rivers
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-22-2011, 08:47 AM
  4. Sooner Run: Day Two notes and quotes
    By Brian in forum Bassmaster News, Information & Blog Updates
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2010, 09:54 PM
  5. Sooner Run: Day One notes and quotes
    By Brian in forum Bassmaster News, Information & Blog Updates
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2010, 12:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •