List of rivers of Virginia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Virginia.

By drainage basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries, arranged in the order of their confluence from mouth to source, indented under each larger stream's name.

Atlantic Ocean north of Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay

  • Pocomoke River
Potomac watershed
Potomac Drainage Basin
  • Potomac River
    • Hull Creek
    • Coan River
    • Yeocomico River
      • Northwest Yeocomico River
      • South Yeocomico River
      • West Yeocomico River
    • Lower Machodoc Creek
    • Nomini Creek
    • Popes Creek
    • Mattox Creek
    • Rosier Creek
    • Upper Machodoc Creek
    • Potomac Creek
      • Accokeek Creek
    • Aquia Creek
    • Chopawamsic Creek
    • Quantico Creek
    • Neabsco Creek
    • Occoquan River
      • Bull Run
        • Popes Head Creek
        • Cub Run
        • Little Bull Run
      • Cedar Run
      • Broad Run
        • Kettle Run
    • Pohick Creek
    • Accotink Creek
    • Dogue Creek
    • Little Hunting Creek
    • Hunting Creek
      • Cameron Run
        • Holmes Run
    • Four Mile Run
    • Pimmit Run
    • Difficult Run
    • Sugarland Run
    • Broad Run
    • Goose Creek
      • Little River
      • North Fork Goose Creek
        • Beaverdam Creek
    • Catoctin Creek
      • North Fork Catoctin Creek
      • South Fork Catoctin Creek
    • Shenandoah River
      Shenandoah watershed
      Shenandoah Drainage Basin
      • North Fork Shenandoah River
        • Passage Creek
        • Cedar Creek
        • Stony Creek
        • Mill Creek
        • Smith Creek
        • Linville Creek
        • Shoemaker River
        • Little Dry River
        • German River
          • Cold Spring River
      • South Fork Shenandoah River
        • Hawksbill Creek
        • South River
          • Back Creek
        • North River
          • Middle River
            • Christians Creek
          • Naked Creek
          • Cooks Creek
          • Dry River
            • Muddy Creek
          • Beaver Creek
            • Briery Branch
          • Little River
    • Opequon Creek
    • Back Creek
      • Hogue Creek
      • Isaacs Creek
    • Sleepy Creek
    • South Branch Potomac River
      • South Fork South Branch Potomac River
      • North Fork South Branch Potomac River
        • Laurel Fork
  • Little Wicomico River
  • Great Wicomico River
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Rappahannock Drainage Basin
  • Rappahannock River
    • Corrotoman River
    • Totuskey Creek
    • Piscataway Creek
    • Hoskins Creek
    • Cat Point Creek
    • Occupacia Creek
    • Rapidan River
      • Mine Run
      • Robinson River
        • Rose River
      • South River
      • Conway River
      • Staunton River
    • Mountain Run
    • Hazel River
      • Thornton River
        • Rush River
          • Covington River
        • Piney River
      • Hughes River
    • Jordan River
  • Piankatank River
    • Dragon Swamp
  • East River
  • North River
  • Ware River
  • Severn River
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York Drainage Basin
  • York River
    • Perrin River
    • Queen Creek
    • Poropotank River
    • Mattaponi River
      • Maracossic Creek
      • South River
        • Motto River
      • Matta River
        • Mat River
        • Ta River
      • Poni River
        • Po River
        • Ni River
    • Pamunkey River
      • South Anna River
        • Newfound River
        • Taylors Creek
      • North Anna River
        • Little River
        • Pamunkey Creek
        • Contrary Creek
  • Poquoson River
  • Back River
    • Harris River
  • Hampton Roads
    • Hampton River
    • Elizabeth River
      • Lafayette River
      • Western Branch Elizabeth River
      • Eastern Branch Elizabeth River
        • Indian River
      • Southern Branch Elizabeth River
    • James River
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      James Drainage Basin
      • Hoffler Creek
      • Nansemond River
        • Knotts Creek
        • Bennett Creek
      • Chuckatuck Creek
        • Brewers Creek
      • Pagan River
      • Warwick River
      • Lawnes Creek
      • Skiffes Creek
      • College Creek
      • Grays Creek
      • Chickahominy River
        • Diascund Creek
      • Upper Chippokes Creek
      • Wards Creek
      • Bailey Creek
      • Appomattox River
        • Cabin Creek
        • Swift Creek
        • Namozine Creek
        • Deep Creek
        • Flat Creek
        • Bush River
          • Sandy River
        • Buffalo Creek
      • Falling Creek
      • Powhite Creek
      • Deep Creek
      • Muddy Creek
      • Willis River
        • Little Willis River
      • Byrd Creek
      • Rivanna River
        • Mechunk Creek
        • Buck Island Creek
        • North Fork Rivanna River
          • Lynch River
          • Roach River
        • South Fork Rivanna River
          • Mechums River
          • Moormans River
            • Doyles River
      • Slate River
        • North River
      • Hardware River
      • Rockfish River
      • Tye River
        • Rucker Run
        • Buffalo River
        • Piney River
          • Little Piney River
        • South Fork Tye River
        • North Fork Tye River
      • David Creek
      • Beaver Creek
      • Blackwater Creek
        • Ivy Creek
      • Harris Creek
      • Pedlar River
      • Maury River
        • Buffalo Creek
          • North Buffalo Creek
          • South Buffalo Creek
        • South River
          • Irish Creek
          • Saint Marys River
        • Whistle Creek
        • Kerrs Creek
        • Hays Creek
        • Little Calfpasture River
        • Calfpasture River
          • Mill Creek (Calfpasture River)
      • Cedar Creek (James River)
      • Catawba Creek
      • Craig Creek
        • Johns Creek
      • Mill Creek (James River)
      • Sinking Creek
      • Cowpasture River
        • Stuart Run
        • Bullpasture River
      • Jackson River
        • Potts Creek
        • Dunlap Creek
          • Ogle Creek (Virginia)
        • Cedar Creek (Jackson River)
        • Back Creek
          • Little Back Creek
  • Lynnhaven River

Atlantic Ocean south of Chesapeake Bay

  • North Landing River
    • Pocaty River
  • Northwest River
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Chowan Drainage Basin
  • Chowan River (NC)
    • Meherrin River
      • Fontaine Creek
      • Flat Rock Creek
      • North Meherrin River
        • Reedy Creek
      • South Meherrin River
        • Middle Meherrin River
    • Somerton Creek
    • Blackwater River
    • Nottoway River
      • Three Creek
      • Rowanty Creek
      • Stony Creek
        • Sappony Creek
      • Little Nottoway River
RoanokeRiverWatershed
Roanoke Drainage Basin
  • Roanoke River (or Staunton River)
    • Allen Creek (Roanoke River)
    • Island Creek
    • Grassy Creek
    • Bluestone Creek
      • Little Bluestone Creek
    • Dan River
      • Aarons Creek
      • Hyco River
        • Mayo Creek
      • Banister River
        • Sandy Creek
        • Stinking River
      • Country Line Creek
      • Sandy River
      • Cascade Creek
      • Smith River
        • Leatherwood Creek
      • Mayo River
        • North Mayo River
        • South Mayo River
          • Russell Creek
      • Little Dan River
        • Browns Dan River
    • Difficult Creek
    • Roanoke Creek
    • Cub Creek
    • Falling River
      • Little Falling River
      • Mollys Creek
      • South Fork Falling River
    • Straightstone Creek
    • Seneca Creek
      • West Little Seneca Creek
      • East Little Seneca Creek
    • Otter River
    • Big Otter River
      • Little Otter River
    • Goose Creek (Roanoke River)
    • Pigg River
      • Snow Creek
      • Big Chestnut Creek
    • Blackwater River
      • Maggodee Creek
    • Back Creek
    • Tinker Creek
    • North Fork Roanoke River
    • South Fork Roanoke River
      • Goose Creek (South Fork Roanoke River)
  • Pee Dee River (NC)
    • Yadkin River (NC)
      • Ararat River
        • Stewarts Creek
        • Lovills Creek
      • Fisher River

Mississippi River

Tennessee River

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Clinch Drainage Basin
  • Tennessee River (TN)
    • Clinch River
      • Powell River
        • Indian Creek
        • Martin Creek
        • Wallen Creek
        • North Fork Powell River
        • South Fork Powell River
      • North Fork Clinch River
      • Copper Creek
      • Stock Creek
      • Guest River
      • Big Creek
      • Little River
    • Holston River (TN)
      • North Fork Holston River
        • Possum Creek
        • Big Moccasin Creek
        • Laurel Creek (North Fork Holston River)
      • South Fork Holston River
        • Beaver Creek
        • Middle Fork Holston River
        • Laurel Creek (South Fork Holston River)
          • Whitetop Laurel Creek

Ohio River

  • Ohio River (KY, WV)
    • Big Sandy River (KY)
      • Levisa Fork
        • Russell Fork
          • Pound River
            • Cranes Nest River
          • McClure River
        • Home Creek
        • Slate Creek
        • Dismal Creek
      • Tug Fork
        • Knox Creek
        • Dry Fork
NewRiver watershed
New River Drainage Basin
    • Kanawha River (WV)
      • New River
        • Bluestone River
        • East River
        • Wolf Creek
        • Walker Creek
          • Little Walker Creek
          • Kimberling Creek
        • Sinking Creek
        • Little River (New River)
          • Pine Creek (Floyd County, Virginia)
          • West Fork Little River
        • Peak Creek
        • Big Reed Island Creek
          • Cripple Creek
          • Crooked Creek
            • Beaverdam Creek
            • Glade Creek
          • Grassy Creek
          • Greasy Creek
            • Big Branch
          • Laurel Fork (Virginia)
          • Little Snake Creek
            • Bear Creek
          • Pine Creek
          • Pipestem Branch
          • Snake Creek
          • Sulphur Spring Branch
          • Stone Mountain Creek
        • Burks Fork
        • Little Reed Island Creek
        • Reed Creek
        • Chestnut Creek
        • Elk Creek
        • Little River (North Carolina-Virginia)
        • Fox Creek
        • Wilson Creek
        • North Fork New River
          • Helton Creek
          • Big Horse Creek

Alphabetically

  • Aarons Creek
  • Abrams Creek
  • Accokeek Creek
  • Accotink Creek
  • [[Allen Creek (Roanoke River}]]
  • Appomattox River
  • Aquia Creek
  • Ararat River
  • Back Creek (Jackson River)
  • Back Creek (Potomac River)
  • Back Creek (Roanoke River)
  • Back Creek (South River)
  • Back River
  • Bailey Creek
  • Banister River
  • Beaver Creek (James River)
  • Beaver Creek (North River)
  • Beaver Creek (South Fork Holston River)
  • Beaverdam Creek
  • Bennett Creek
  • Big Chestnut Creek
  • Big Creek
  • Big Horse Creek
  • Big Moccasin Creek
  • Big Otter River
  • Big Reed Island Creek
  • Blackwater Creek
  • Blackwater River (Chowan River)
  • Blackwater River (Roanoke River)
  • Bluestone Creek
  • Bluestone River
  • Brewers Creek
  • Briery Branch
  • Broad Run (Occoquan River)
  • Broad Run (Potomac River)
  • Browns Dan River
  • Buck Island Creek
  • Buffalo Creek (Appomattox River)
  • Buffalo Creek (Maury River)
  • Buffalo River
  • Bull Run
  • Bullpasture River
  • Burke Fork
  • Bush River
  • Byrd Creek
  • Cabin Creek
  • Cameron Run
  • Cascade Creek
  • Catawba Creek
  • Catoctin Creek
  • Calfpasture River
  • Cat Point Creek
  • Cedar Creek (Jackson River)
  • Cedar Creek (James River)
  • Cedar Creek (North Fork Shenandoah River)
  • Cedar Run (Occoquan River)
  • Chickahominy River
  • Chopawamsic Creek
  • Chestnut Creek
  • Christians Creek
  • Chuckatuck Creek
  • Clinch River
  • Coan River
  • Cockle Creek
  • Cold Spring River
  • College Creek
  • Conway River
  • Cooks Creek
  • Copper Creek
  • Corrotoman River
  • Country Line Creek
  • Covington River
  • Cowpasture River
  • Craig Creek
  • Cranes Nest River
  • Cripple Creek
  • Crooked Creek
  • Cub Creek
  • Cub Run
  • Dan River
  • David Creek
  • Deep Creek (Appomattox River)
  • Deep Creek (James River)
  • Diascund Creek
  • Difficult Creek
  • Difficult Run
  • Dismal Creek
  • Dogue Creek
  • Doyles River
  • Dreaming Creek
  • Dry Fork
  • Dry River
  • Dunlap Creek
  • East Little Seneca Creek
  • East River (Giles County)
  • East River (Mathews County)
  • Eastern Branch Elizabeth River
  • Elizabeth River
  • Elk Creek
  • Falling Creek
  • Falling River
  • Fisher River
  • Flat Creek
  • Flat Rock Creek
  • Fontaine Creek
  • Four Mile Run
  • Fox Creek
  • German River
  • Goose Creek (Potomac River)
  • Goose Creek (Roanoke River)
  • Goose Creek (South Fork Roanoke River)
  • Grassy Creek
  • Grays Creek
  • Great Wicomico River
  • Guest River
  • Hampton River
  • Hardware River
  • Harris Creek
  • Harris River
  • Hawksbill Creek
  • Hays Creek
  • Hazel River
  • Helton Creek
  • Hogue Creek
  • Home Creek
  • Hoskins Creek
  • Hughes River
  • Hull Creek
  • Hunting Creek
  • Hyco River
  • Indian Creek
  • Indian River
  • Irish Creek
  • Isaacs Creek
  • Island Creek
  • Ivy Creek
  • Jackson River
  • James River
  • Johns Creek
  • Jordan River
  • Kerrs Creek
  • Kettle Run
  • Kimberling Creek
  • Knotts Creek
  • Knox Creek
  • Lafayette River
  • Laurel Creek (North Fork Holston River)
  • Laurel Creek (South Fork Holston River)
  • Laurel Fork
  • Lawnes Creek
  • Leatherwood Creek
  • Levisa Fork
  • Linville Creek
  • Little Back Creek
  • Little Bluestone Creek
  • Little Bull Run
  • Little Calfpasture River
  • Little Dan River
  • Little Dry River
  • Little Falling River
  • Little Hunting Creek
  • Little Nottoway River
  • Little Otter River
  • Little Piney River
  • Little Reed Island Creek
  • Little River (Clinch River)
  • Little River (Goose Creek)
  • Little River (New River)
  • Little River (North Anna River)
  • Little River (North Carolina-Virginia)
  • Little River (North River)
  • Little Walker Creek
  • Little Wicomico River
  • Little Willis River
  • Lovills Creek
  • Lower Machodoc Creek
  • Lynch River
  • Lynnhaven River
  • McClure River
  • Machipongo River
  • Maggodee Creek
  • Maracossic Creek
  • Martin Creek
  • Mat River
  • Matta River
  • Mattaponi River
  • Mattox Creek
  • Maury River
  • Mayo Creek
  • Mayo River
  • Mechums River
  • Mechunk Creek
  • Meherrin River
  • Middle Fork Holston River
  • Middle Meherrin River
  • Middle River
  • Mill Creek (Calfpasture River)
  • Mill Creek (James River)
  • Mill Creek (North Fork Shenandoah River)
  • Mill Creek (Opequon Creek)
  • Mine Run
  • Mollys Creek
  • Moormans River
  • Mosquito Creek
  • Motto River
  • Mountain Run
  • Muddy Creek (Dry River)
  • Muddy Creek (James River)
  • Naked Creek
  • Namozine Creek
  • Nansemond River
  • Neabsco Creek
  • Negro Run
  • New River
  • Newfound River
  • Ni River
  • Nomini Creek
  • North Anna River
  • North Buffalo Creek
  • North Fork Catoctin Creek
  • North Fork Clinch River
  • North Fork Goose Creek
  • North Fork Holston River
  • North Fork Powell River
  • North Fork Rivanna River
  • North Fork Roanoke River
  • North Fork Shenandoah River
  • North Fork Tye River
  • North Landing River
  • North Mayo River
  • North Meherrin River
  • North River (Mobjack Bay)
  • North River (Slate River)
  • North River (South Fork Shenandoah River)
  • Northwest River
  • Northwest Yeocomico River
  • Nottoway River
  • Occoquan River
  • Occupacia Creek
  • Ogle Creek (Virginia)
  • Opequon Creek
  • Pagan River
  • Pamunkey Creek
  • Pamunkey River
  • Passage Creek
  • Peak Creek
  • Pedlar River
  • Perrin River
  • Piankatank River
  • Pigg River
  • Pimmit Run
  • Piney River (Thornton River)
  • Piney River (Tye River)
  • Piscataway Creek
  • Po River
  • Pocaty River
  • Pocomoke River
  • Pohick Creek
  • Poni River
  • Popes Creek
  • Popes Head Creek
  • Poquoson River
  • Poropotank River
  • Possum Creek
  • Potomac Creek
  • Potomac River
  • Potts Creek
  • Pound River
  • Powell River
  • Powhite Creek
  • Quantico Creek
  • Queen Creek
  • Rapidan River
  • Rappahannock River
  • Reed Creek
  • Reed Island Creek
  • Reedy Creek
  • Rivanna River
  • Roach River
  • Roanoke Creek
  • Roanoke River (or Staunton River)
  • Robinson River
  • Rockfish River
  • Rose River
  • Rosier Creek
  • Rowanty Creek
  • Rucker Run
  • Rush River
  • Russell Creek
  • Russell Fork
  • Saint Marys River
  • Sandy Creek
  • Sandy River (Bush River)
  • Sandy River (Dan River)
  • Sappony Creek
  • Seneca Creek
  • Severn River
  • Shenandoah River
  • Shoemaker River
  • Sinking Creek (James River)
  • Sinking Creek (New River)
  • Skiffes Creek
  • Slate Creek
  • Slate River
  • Sleepy Creek
  • Smith Creek
  • Smith River
  • Snake Creek
  • Snow Creek
  • Somerton Creek
  • South Anna River
  • Stave Run
  • South Branch Potomac River
  • South Buffalo Creek
  • South Fork Catoctin Creek
  • South Fork Clinch River
  • South Fork Elizabeth River
  • South Fork Falling River
  • South Fork Holston River
  • South Fork Powell River
  • South Fork Rivanna River
  • South Fork Roanoke River
  • South Fork Shenandoah River
  • South Fork South Branch Potomac River
  • South Fork Tye River
  • South Mayo River
  • South Meherrin River
  • South River (Mattaponi River)
  • South River (Maury River)
  • South River (Rapidan River)
  • South River (Shenandoah River)
  • South Yeocomico River
  • Southern Branch Elizabeth River
  • Staunton River (Rapidan River)
  • Staunton River (or Roanoke River)
  • Stewarts Creek
  • Stinking River
  • Stock Creek
  • Stony Creek (North Fork Shenandoah River)
  • Stony Creek (Nottoway River)
  • Straightstone Creek
  • Stuart Run
  • Sugarland Run
  • Swift Creek
  • Ta River
  • Taylors Creek
  • Tear Wallet Creek
  • Thornton River
  • Three Creek
  • Tinker Creek
  • Totuskey Creek
  • Tug Fork
  • Tye River
  • Upper Chippokes Creek
  • Upper Machodoc Creek
  • Walker Creek
  • Wallen Creek
  • Wards Creek
  • Ware River
  • Warwick River
  • West Fork Little River
  • West Little Seneca Creek
  • West Yeocomico River
  • Western Branch Elizabeth River
  • Whistle Creek
  • Whitetop Laurel Creek
  • Willis River
  • Wilson Creek
  • Wolf Creek
  • Yeocomico River
  • York River

List of rivers of Virginia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.