Walker Creek, Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|WALKER CREEK AT BANE, VA|
|usgs-03173000||350 - 5000 cfs||I-II||00h26m||320 cfs (too low)|
The best section of this reach is likely the lowermost 8 miles: a beautiful stretch of creek that is class I-II.
Minimum level is generally around 350-400 cfs. One trip at 650 cfs provided a very enjoyable trip with plenty of water.
About 3 miles into the trip, pay attention to the cliffs on the right. A pair of bald eagles have been spotted nesting in the area and they are sometimes visible - especially in the spring.
The best putin for this stretch is at Rt 100.
There is a park on the upstream
side of the bridge that has plenty of parking. The best takeout is on the New at
the Ripplemead access point; just upstream of the Rt 460 bridge. To get to it, get off of Rt 460 at the first westbound exit to Pearisburg. At the end of the ramp, turn away from the town of Pearisburg and follow the road downhill and under the Rt 460 bridge. Look for a pull off on the left after crossing the RR tracks and going under the bridge; about a 1/4 mile upstream of the bridge.
See Also: Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett