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Difficulty I-II
Length 50 Miles
Gauge WALKER CREEK AT BANE, VA
Flow Range 350 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 27 minutes ago 336 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/20/2019 5:36 pm

River Description


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

Rapid Descriptions

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Andrea Jones
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11 years ago

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 bridge.

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6 years ago

Easily paddlable up to 400cfs... Can be done down to 250cfs with some scraping.

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WALKER CREEK AT BANE, VA
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336 cfs ℹ️ 00h27m n/a
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Attention Virginia Boaters!

2003-04-24 00:00:00-04
Jason Robertson

During the high waters of Spring 2003, there has been a noticeable increase in reported confrontations between boaters and property owners in Virginia. Please remember to be respectful and courteous to property owners; do not trespass; and avoid confrontation in order to preserve access in the future.
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