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Difficulty I(II) at this flow (I-II normally)
Length 5.4 Miles
Gauge DEEP RIVER AT RAMSEUR, NC
Flow Range 110 - 1500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 83.4 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 10/16/2014 11:44 am

River Description


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FRANKLINVILLE TO RAMSEUR:

If you want to skip the Franklinville Dam portage, you can simply put-in at the park just north of the Franklinville Fire Dept.  The run begins with a small rapid and boulder garden.  Near the end of the park is the remants of another destroyed dam, but the iron gates to millrace remain.  This would probably created a hellish sieve on river left during high water.

This section has several small rapids, but there are fairly LONG stretches of flatwater to be crossed between them.

The dam at Ramseur has a dangerous breach on river left.  There is a 4-6' pourover with rebar protruding from both sides.  No one except for the insane should attempt running this temptress.  The dam can be portaged successfully on either side, but river right provides a fairly easy trail and a pool to pitch your boat into.

Rapid Descriptions

Ramseur Dam

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Dangerous breach on river left.  Portage on far river right.

Franklinville Put-in

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Roadside and riverside park.  Good access.

Alternate Take-out

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Easy take-out.  Access permission unknown.

Comments

Gage Descriptions

Guage is located just below take-out, so it should be a very good indicator of flow.

Permits

NA

Directions Description


American Whitewater automated directions are good to go!

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Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1190859 12/07/06 n/a n/a
1203738 10/16/14 Brandon L Price
1203737 10/16/14 Brandon L Price Changed flow ranges, added partial description. Added features.