Smith - 6. Sports Complex to Mitchell Bridge

Smith, Virginia, US


6. Sports Complex to Mitchell Bridge

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02073000 300 - 800 cfs II(III) 00h54m 643 cfs (running)
Probably good to go.

River Description

This beautiful section of river is excellent Class II paddling with several ledge and some longer gravel bar rapids. There are several batteau sluices on this section.

The largest rapid on the Smith River is in this section. Eggleston Falls is a moderate Class III rapid that drops 5-6 feet overall. Eggleston Falls comes about 2 miles into the run about a quarter mile above the alternate putin at Marrowbone Creek.

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+

3. North Bassett to Fieldale, 8 miles, II

4. Fieldale to Doe Run, 5 miles, II

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

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-02-24 22:53:38


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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August 8 2013 (1952 days ago)
lescott (151302)
Don't know who designated the river levels, but 300 cfs (minimum run) is scrapy all the way down,
whereas 800 cfs (flood state according to account) is what I consider a moderately low run. Here
are my observations based on dozens of runs: 500-800= low (few play holes) 800-1200= medium (best
novice/int. playboat run) 1200-2000=high (actually easier,as rapids and holes start washing out)

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