Pigeon, Big East Fork - 2. Skinny Dip to US 276 Bridge


Pigeon, Big East Fork, North Carolina, US

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2. Skinny Dip to US 276 Bridge

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 4.4 Miles
Avg. Gradient 220 fpm
Max Gradient 360 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
EAST FORK PIGEON RIVER NEAR CANTON, NC
usgs-03456500 1000 - 10000 cfs V 00h23m 101 cfs (too low)


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.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-08-04 18:04:02

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

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

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
EAST FORK PIGEON RIVER NEAR CANTON, NC
usgs-03456500 1000 - 10000 cfs V 00h23m 101 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1000 -10000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V

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