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Difficulty I-II
Length 10 Miles
Flow Range 300 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 18 minutes ago 78.8 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 12/16/2004 10:33 pm

River Description

A scenic float with the last mile or so having some fun ledges that some running the gorge put on above in order to run.

There are a two strainers in the river in the ledge section one of which looks like it may require a portage (the last time I looked at it).

See the Bullpasture Gorge section for comments on access rights. Essentially like all VA streams you must be careful about usage. This area has had many access problems in the past and I know that a few people have been confronted by locals. I have heard that someone on the Cowpasture got arrested but I can't confirm that.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Being a little wider than the gorge section I've set the minimum a little higher on this section.

Directions Description

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Attention Virginia Boaters!

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.

Matt Muir


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