Yadkin - 4. US Route 21 to NC Route 67

Yadkin, North Carolina, US


4. US Route 21 to NC Route 67

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 35 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02112250 0 - 20000 cfs I-II 00h42m 2790 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report. Gauge (Drainage = 869 sq.mi.) is a ways upstream of the put-in for this reach.

River Description

Carolina Whitewater, B.Benner

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-03-23 15:04:03

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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November 17 2009 (3353 days ago)
x (1)
The portion of river from Ronda to 601 is best between 800-1600 cfs @ Elkin. Above 1600 the rapids
may start washing out. I have run it in a jon boat as low as 550 cfs. Water quality and scenery is
best in fall or spring. Risk of muddy water increases in summer. There are many rapids but the best
are; 1. Three miles downstream of Ronda the river enters a small gorge and goes around an island.
Go left for waves. At 1600 cfs water will come in a canoe. A very scenic spot. 2. Just upstream
from 21 are some splashy waves. 3. 2-3 miles downstream of Elkin is a nice ledge. 4. Long technical
run just upstream of 601.
June 10 2009 (3512 days ago)
zack88sipper (150530)
The Pilot Mountain State Park has quit allowing camping on the island but my buddy and I did it
anyways but we waited till night to set up or start a fire. The park ranger yeiled from accros the
river but they won't come get you at night just pretend like you didn't see the signs and you will
be ok haha. We just made sure we was ready to go by sun rise.
May 25 2009 (3528 days ago)
mack roebuckDetails
The Yadkin River Canoe Trail is 165 miles long with 38 access sites. This particular section has
accesses at highway 601,Rockford,Old Shoals Road, Yadkin Islands State Park, Donnoha (67) and 421
Park. From the Shoals access at Old Shoals Road through the Yadkin Islands to Donnoha there are
about 30 tiny islands and two sizeable ones. Canoe camping is allowed on the largest island. This
is an excellent section for birding offering numerous speecies including Bald Eagle. The section
between Donnoha and 421 Park is senic with some surprisingly high bluffs. Be careful of the low
head dam. Portage on concrete steps on right.