Big Reed Island Creek - Route 58 to US Route 221

Big Reed Island Creek, Virginia, US


Route 58 to US Route 221

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 12.5 Miles

River Description

Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett; also Ed Grove.

See also Lower Big Reed Island Creek.

More info at the Virginia Rivers page for this creek.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-03-22 14:19:59

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 26 2016 (306 days ago)
Yugie888 (158360)
Started at Silverleaf with the gauge at the bridge well below 1 ft. Water wasn't even on the bridge
pillar gauge. Lots of rocks just below surface to maneuver through/slide over. I was floating a
Necky Rip rec kayak, my friend was in a Perception Carolina 13.5 touring kayak We both enjoyed the
scenery and the challenge of the falls. I would like to have more water to run the Silverleaf to
221 stretch again. See the pics attached: The first set of falls, went river right. Second set of
falls, went river left, then back to center to exit. Third set and most intimidating, went down the
middle channel, which was pretty easy to ride.
May 25 2013 (1435 days ago)
mrpossumtail (154945)
Use the Chestnut Creek gage as a surrogate. I would not run this unless it was running at least 125
August 28 2008 (3166 days ago)
x (1)
Not a very demanding stretch seriously. You will be fine in a rec boat without a skirt. a couple of
nearly unavoidable strainers last time I went, but other than that pretty safe.
July 31 2007 (3560 days ago)
x (1)
This is the best stretch of BRI that is worth running. Gauge used to be a minimum of about 1 foot
at the bridge at Silverleaf Rd. No USGS gauge. Class (II+ - III). Not for a novice!

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