Walker Creek - White Gate (Route 713) to New R. (Route 636)

Walker Creek, Virginia, US


White Gate (Route 713) to New R. (Route 636) (Big Walker Creek)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 29.5 Miles

Walker Creek

Walker Creek
Photo taken 06/15/09

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03173000 350 - 5000 cfs I-II 01h10m 730 cfs (running)
Best boatable flows uncertain. Help out by adding a comment or report.

River Description

Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-08-16 16:03:25

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 18 2012 (2161 days ago)
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Easily paddlable up to 400cfs... Can be done down to 250cfs with some scraping.
June 26 2007 (3919 days ago)
Andrea JonesDetails
We paddled the lower 8 miles of this stretch which is probably the best section of the creek. This
is a beautiful stretch of creek that is class I-II and, I've been told, is a favorite fishing spot,
too. Minimum level is generally around 350-400 cfs. We paddled it at 650 cfs and had 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

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