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Difficulty I-II
Length 13.5 Miles
Gauge COWPASTURE RIVER NEAR CLIFTON FORGE, VA
Flow Range 200 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 44 minutes ago 319 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/30/2001 9:02 pm

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Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett

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Patrick Sims
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6 months ago

Paddled on 5/11/2019. Griffith Rd to Rt 220 Iron Gate takeout. Gauge was 610CFS. Kinda boney through many of the rapids, and through the numerous cobble bars. Two of our group got hung up in the rock garden about a mile from the put-in. Corbin's book says 200CFS should be enough for this stretch. Personally, I wouldn't do it any lower than the 610 we had.

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10 years ago

A better take out is on the down river, left side of the 220 bridge. There is a nice parking lot with a gravel road down to the water's edge. Head of James Road has very limited parking and feel like you are in someone's back yard. The 220 bridge is less than a half mile more paddling and an easy take out.

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Attention Virginia Boaters!

4/24/2003
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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