Dry - Dry Run (Rt 33) to Lily (Route 613)


Dry, Virginia, US

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Dry Run (Rt 33) to Lily (Route 613)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 10 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NORTH RIVER NEAR STOKESVILLE, VA
usgs-01620500 50 - 2000 cfs II-III 01h28m 3.3 cfs (too low)


River Description

Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett; also Ed Grove

Also see Lily to North River.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-03-19 17:25:22

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments


2013-06-24 06:44:27 (486 days ago)
mapaullin (155541)
Ran it today (at 58cfs according to AW & the North River gauge near Stokesville) from the Rt.
pulloff to the takeout at Rawley Springs bridge. This was a fun level to be on the river. After
having a blast, we went on past the bridge based on advice from a local resident (apparently
somewhat inaccurate advice). What we expected to be a rock garden area turned out to be a
river-wide logjam we had to boof, followed by a massive hole in front of a boulder river-right. All
of that was fun (although the log may or may not have been more of a strainer than a boof at lower
levels). The real hazard was the barbed wire stretched across the river shortly after exiting the
hole (hung about 1 foot above the water river-left and about 2 feet river-right). No one was hurt,
and we laughed about it afterwards, but be very wary of that stretch of barbed wire if you choose
to move on past the bridge.

2012-09-18 06:28:57 (765 days ago)
Kilroywashere (154897)
A friend of mine and myself are looking to clear some of the wood on this run in the near future,
if any local boaters would like to help feel free to email me at Aaron.london02 (at) gmail.com
Thanks

2012-03-02 08:26:59 (965 days ago)
Justin AbelDetails
Don't trust the gauge. It is located on a different river at least 8 or 9 miles upstream of where
they intersect. It will give you an idea of how much water is in the area, but it's best to just
take a look from Rt. 33 before you run. If the gauge is above 300cfs, odds are you're safe. I
usually put in on Rt.33 shorty after crossing Raccoon Run where the Dry river comes out of the
woods and meets the road. There is a small gravel turnoff on the east bound lane. Best take out is
the Rawley Springs bridge. Take out on river right after seeing gum run (enters river right). There
are some small trails that lead you out to the road. Just be weary of the dam. You'll know the dam
is just ahead when you see an island with small trees on river left and large 35-40 ft. dead pine
tree in the distance that bends out at a 45 degree from the right bank. The sooner you catch an
eddy on the right, the safer you'll be. That dam has a MEAN looking hydraulic. Portage on the right
best, the left bank is very steep. Also, the rapids immediately downstream of the dam normally have
a healthy amount of strainers. I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE everyone to CAREFULLY SCOUT THE DAM from the road
en route to the put in.
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