New River Junction has been an established part of the New River Valley summer for over 30 years. Nearly 300 yards wide at the Junction office, the river meanders across it’s limestone bed before dropping off through McCoy falls. New River Junction provides family-oriented camping and a wide range of outdoor activities. New River Junction is located about 15 minutes from Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech campus.
“Floating down river to a medley of clear rushing water and a scene of steep wooded mountainsides is relaxing meditation, as more and more visitors to the New River Valley are discovering.”
“As the river flows through Virginia into West Virginia, it picks up several warm water tributaries, making it an unusually warm water river. Along our stretch, the New River is wide, shallow, rocky and clear, which allows the sun to further enhance the warm water conditions.”
The river can get as high as 85 or 90, but it is always less than your body temperature, so it still cools you off! It is just not a shock to your system and you definitely don’t need to bring a wetsuit.