Fisher - US Route 601 Bridge to Rockford

Fisher, North Carolina, US


US Route 601 Bridge to Rockford (Dobson to Yadkin River confluence)

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 20 Miles
Avg. Gradient 9 fpm
Max Gradient 12 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02113000 200 - 5000 cfs I-II(III) 5y13d09h30m 132 cfs (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

Carolina Whitewater, B.Benner

Confluence with Yadkin to Rockford
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2014-08-23 01:52:02


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Big FallsN/AWaterfall

Rapid Descriptions

Big Falls (Class N/A)

This is the mythical Class III below Jenkinstown Rd.  Using a map, it is found just east of the end of Big Falls Trail (private), off Chandler Rd.

User Comments

2009-11-17 02:17:49 (2156 days ago)
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Bob Benner covers this stream from 601 to Jenkinstown. Locals tell me there is a lone class III
downstream form Jenkinstown. The best time to run the Fisher is in the middle of the winter or
early spring before planting season when the levels are runnable but when the water is clear. There
are many bluffs, beautiful white pines, and rhododendron. Summer brings the smell of chicken and
cow manure and red mud runnoff. For the more adventure minded boater, there is a nice stretch of
whitewater in the upper reaches starting a the junction of Ramey Ck. to Ladonia Rd. which runs
after a couple inches of rain. There is one III drop just above Crossroads Ch Rd. and later a
really freaky class II that makes one feel like they are paddling in a cave.
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