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Difficulty I-III
Length 28.5 Miles
Gauge BACK CREEK NEAR MOUNTAIN GROVE, VA
Flow Range 340 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 50 minutes ago 91.6 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 08/14/2018 12:36 pm

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Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett

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Philip Young
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3 years ago

Paddled the Hidden Valley section (starting at the Poor Farm bridge) at 350 on the Bacova gauge a couple of years ago and have been meaning to post this in case anyone else was influenced by Corbett's highly misleading description in Virginia Whitewater. This is a pretty section of river and apparently has good fishing, but there is only one class 2 rapid, a broken ledge that will be obvious due to the horizon line it creates. (Corbett says "most of the rapids are solid Class 3"). This section is probably best paddled in a tandem canoe with fishing rods. (Also not sure why the Bacova gauge isn't used for this run- seems much better than a gauge on another stream).

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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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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1210234 08/14/18 Tony Allred Jr 8-8-2018 - cleanup
1206644 06/13/16 Philip Young added photo to main page
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