I paddled this stream yesterday. The 200 cfs minimum flow on the South River at Harriston does not appear to be accurate. Flow yesterday there was 542 cfs and Back Creek was below paddling zero, even for this I'll-scrape-down-anything paddler. For a region-wide event, I'd put zero at 1,000 cfs at Harriston.
Looks like a fun little creek with more water though. Strainers will show up suddenly, particularly on the upper part.
Gauge is located downstream on South River.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
Log into the American Whitewater website and you can contribute to river descriptions,
flow and access tips, and maps associated with runs you've done. You can even add new
runs to the inventory!