Reddies - Route 1546 to North Wilkesboro


Reddies, North Carolina, US

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Route 1546 to North Wilkesboro

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 10 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
REDDIES RIVER AT NORTH WILKESBORO, NC
usgs-02111500 200 - 10000 cfs I-II 01h36m 152 cfs (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report. Gauge (Drainage = 89.2 sq.mi.) is on this reach (well down the run), thus should accurately show actual flow in this reach at that point.


River Description

Carolina Whitewater, B.Benner
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-08-21 23:08:09

Rapid Descriptions

icon of message No rapids entered. If you know names, and locations of the rapids please contact and advise the StreamTeam member for this run.

User Comments


2009-11-17 02:48:25 (1615 days ago)
x (1)
There is a nice drop almost the size of Suddy Hole shortly below old Rt. 16. If one does not want
to run the last 6 miles, take out at Windy Ridge Rd. and head down to Mulberry Ck just east of
Wilkesboro downstream of Rt. 268 for a 1 1/4 mile run. There are two strong IIs or low IIIs
depending on ones opinion. If the Reddies is really high, one can paddle the class IV section of
the Middle Fork Reddies in the vicinity of Clear Branch along side old Rt. 16. Stay away in April
due to trout fisherman. The gradient here is about 120 fpm and the drainage size is about 9-12
square miles. Another short but sweet run in the area is Big Bugaboo Ck. It is the size of New Hope
Ck. The take out is on Rt. 268. Consider this a class IV run.

2006-06-26 14:59:06 (2854 days ago)
Sean RoyallDetails
This tiny little river isnt much, great for a strict beginner level, although, once it reaches
flood stage this river is a blast, not many big rapids, but a constant wave train.
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