Jackson - 2. Gathright Dam to James River

Jackson, Virginia, US


2. Gathright Dam to James River

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 42.5 Miles


Photo by Kurt Sisson taken 10/16/13

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02011800 350 - 10000 cfs I-II 00h59m 2460 cfs (running)

River Description

Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-08-14 12:37:06

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 9 2016 (958 days ago)
Philip YoungDetails
Ran from the dam to Indian Draft at 1200 cfs, about 6 miles in 2 hours. There is very little
whitewater here: two class II rapids within a half-mile of the dam, and in another mile a small
ledge with strong holes that can be run on far left or far right. That's pretty much it. Given the
lack of whitewater, the "king's grant" nonsense, releases that are usually too little to float, and
a relative lack of scenery, this run doesn't have a lot to recommend it.
June 8 2014 (1689 days ago)
Zethien (156606)
Entered today at the Covington City Park, just below Westvaco and went to a new boat ramp that was
build near route 18 at Whitey's (small grocery store). The river was runnable at 239 cfs reported
on this site. There were only a few spots you had to watch. GoPro recording condensed to 5 minutes
here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMxuDxgAAvw