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Difficulty I-II
Length 72.25 Miles
Gauge SOUTH FORK NEW RIVER NEAR JEFFERSON, NC
Flow Range 200 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 680 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 08/21/2009 3:01 pm

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Many alternate access points exist for shorter runs.


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Robert Eckhardt
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2 years ago

Paddled the South Fork of the New last weekend from where Windy Hill Rd first intersects the river about 2 miles above the bridge crossing to the Hwy 163 bridge. River distance about 14 miles. The shuttle was on Idlewild Rd following Bob Benner's book. We paddled open canoes at 359 cfs. The trip took 6 and a half hours. About two thirds of the trip is pastoral thru developed farmland with several miles of undeveloped woodland in the middle. There was no whitewater, 1-2 mph current and occasional riffles. We portaged 3 low water bridges up steep banks. Water quality was good. Lots of birds and waterfowl. Pleasant trip but would not do again.

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SOUTH FORK NEW RIVER NEAR JEFFERSON, NC
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680 cfs ℹ️ 01h14m n/a
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