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Difficulty I-II
Length 42.5 Miles
Flow Range 350 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 39 minutes ago 227 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 08/14/2018 12:37 pm

River Description

Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett

Rapid Descriptions


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Patrick Sims
1 year ago

Paddled the Jackson during the pulse release yesterday. Didn't get on the water till 11am or so and the water was going down quickly. There were some pretty parts, but unless you start early enough to catch the peak of the release, I wouldn't bother.

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Philip Young
4 years ago

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.

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Dustin Bowles
6 years ago

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

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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.

Tony Allred Jr


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1210235 08/14/18 Tony Allred Jr 8-8-2018 - cleanup
1206638 06/09/16 Philip Young
1191740 12/02/01 Parabola Parabola n/a
1195163 05/30/09 Matt Muir Added photo to main page.