river drops approx 30 ft over 8 ledges in 300 yds.
there are a couple of good slots in each ledge at 2000 cfs.
as the water rises so does the number of options. heaviest flow is river left.
can be run as low as 1000 cfs but expect a "bumpy run" or you can put in below the falls then paddle up to play the last ledge
Drive-in and Canoe-in campsites, shuttle and rentals available for runs above and below the park
video @ 2700 cfs SUP and canoe, 4 min
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Permits are not required for this reach.
from I-77 exit 24 @ St Rd 69 go east to US 52, then north to VA 608.
from I-81 exit 81 @ US 52 go south to VA 608.
east on VA 608 to VA 623 then west to park entrance. (left to upper access or right to lower access)
lower ledges 5500 cfs
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