Beaverdam Creek, Virginia, US
Backbone Rock Park to Laurel Creek (Damascus)
||II-III (for normal flows)
Driving directions to the put in: From Damascus VA, take Rt. 58 to the intersection with TN 91.
Turn right and continue on this road until you reach Backbone Rock. This road is well marked in
town with a sign pointing you in the right direction. (To Backbone Rock/Shady Valley)From Backbone
Rock you have two options for paddling this creek, 1.) is to drive past Backbone Rock access and
decide where you want to put in along the creek. Or 2.) just put in upstream of the parking area
and paddle down into the campground and run "laps" on this short section. This creek is a good run
for those just getting into creek boating with the difficulty level being predominantly cl.
The take out is located in the town of Damascus VA jsut before you reach the turn for TN 91. Park
near the red caboose "info" center and set shuttle here. Another option for running this creek is
to take out at Backbone Rock. This gives the paddler the upper section of the "steepest" gradient
and allows for some laps on the last couple of good drops.
When taking out at Backbone Rock, look for the last ledge drop just as you enter the campground and
takeout just downstream of this. There is a trail that runs along the creek back to the vehicles at
the Backbone Rock parking area.
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Last Updated: 2003-05-22 18:12:11