Smith, Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||II(III) (for normal flows)|
|SMITH RIVER AT MARTINSVILLE, VA|
|usgs-02073000||300 - 800 cfs||II(III)||00h57m||1200 cfs (too high)|
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.
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