Green Cove Creek, Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||100 fpm|
|S F HOLSTON RIVER NEAR DAMASCUS, VA|
|usgs-03473000||1500 - 5000 cfs||II-IV||00h45m||407 cfs (too low)|
The rest of the creek is good fun creekin', lots of cool slot moves along with some other
interesting rapids. There is one ledge that has a stiff hole at the base and is best ran on left
The take out for Green Cove is also where the put in for Whitetop Laurel Creek is located. From Damascus VA, continue toward Mt Rogers NRA on Route 58. You will drive approx 4-5 miles until you reach Route 728 - Creek Junction Rd. Turn right and follow this down to the access area. To save driving time and a lot of confusing backroad navigating it is best to park at the "Creek Junction" access area and walk up the AT/Virginia Creeper Trail to the put in. When you reach a gravel road crossing the creek, put in on the upstream side of the bridge.
Be sure to check out all of the major rapids you can on the way in so they don't surprise you on the way down.
Keep an eye out for wood and the fishermen, other than that enjoy!