Smith - 6. Sports Complex to Mitchell Bridge


Smith, Virginia, US

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6. Sports Complex to Mitchell Bridge

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SMITH RIVER AT MARTINSVILLE, VA
usgs-02073000 300 - 800 cfs II(III) 01h09m 2180 cfs (too high)


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

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Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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August 8 2013 (1895 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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