Smith - 3. North Bassett to Fieldale

Smith, Virginia, US


3. North Bassett to Fieldale

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02072500 300 - 800 cfs II 00h55m 796 cfs (running)
Probably good to go.

River Description

This is swiftwater Class II paddling with a couple of rapids and surfing spots. Water is too swift at release levels for rank beginners but with any previous experience most paddlers will do fine. Levels in the range of 500cfs are good and may go lower.

Putin: 271 Trent Hill Drive
Takeout: 3512 River Road Fieldale VA 24089

Look for the dam releases. Any release is good to go. River maybe be too low for reasonable paddling if they are not releasing. Most releases are M-F in the afternoon during peak power generation.

Smith Reaches:

1. Iron Bridge Rd(Route 704) to Union Bridge Rd at backwater of Philpott Lake, Class II-III

2. Philpot Dam to North Basset, 6.4 miles, II+

4. Fieldale to Doe Run, 5 miles, II

5. South Martinsville to Sports Complex, 4 miles, II

6. Sports Complex to Mitchell Bridge, 6 miles, II(III)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-02-24 22:36:52


Rapid Descriptions

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