Mayo, N. Fork - Va Route 629 to NC Route 1359

Mayo, N. Fork, North Carolina, US/Virginia, US


Va Route 629 to NC Route 1359

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Avg. Gradient 15 fpm
Max Gradient 20 fpm

The Mayo, N.C.

The Mayo, N.C.
Photo by Chris Tate

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02070500 200 - 10000 cfs II-III 00h48m 138 cfs (too low)

River Description

The north fork is mostly class I water with 2 or 3 class II ledges. It flows through beautiful woods with little sign of civilization. After it joins the south fork to form the Mayo there is a section of class III water. This section starts with a complicated series of ledges (the Stairsteps) then a 3 foot ledge (the Boiling Hole) then another series of ledges. This section which runs beside Mayo Beach Road (NC route 1359) is a favorite playspot.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-08-21 11:18:21

Rapid Descriptions

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