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Difficulty V
Length 4.4 Miles
Gauge EAST FORK PIGEON RIVER NEAR CANTON, NC
Flow Range 1000 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 56 minutes ago 65.2 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 08/04/2015 6:04 pm

River Description


To put in, use the Looking glass overlook parking area on the parkway. Cross the road and hike an easy half mile down to skinny dip, a local summer spot. The first two miles are class 5 and the second 2 and a half are easier but still have an occasional 5.

Being on the parkway makes this run even harder to access, since the parkway is closed much of the running season of spring and winter.

Mosst who have run it say it is an unforgettable river experience, with perfect water quality and steep difficult bedrock and boulder drops of the highest quality.

Rapid Descriptions

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9 years ago

The description is spot on. Did it today at just over 2 ft on the upstream side of the takeout tunnel. This was a perfect first time level, if not a bit low up top. As of our run there were no mandatory portages and at least one member of our group ran every rapid; the stream is relatively free of wood and full of drops.

Gage Descriptions

This run requires more rain than almost any other in the east, with a watershed of around 2 square miles. Look for 3-5 inches of recent rain at Daniel Ridge and other local afws gauges

Permits

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Directions Description


We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

Date Flow Result Factor  
2013-07-04 n/a Fatality High Water Read More

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Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1190904 10/18/06 Kirk Eddlemon n/a
1205167 08/04/15 Kevin Colburn Map accuracy