Jackson - Vinegar Run to McClintic Bridge (Route 603)


Jackson, Virginia, US

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Vinegar Run to McClintic Bridge (Route 603)

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 28.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 37 fpm

Jackson River


Jackson River
Photo taken 06/10/16

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
BACK CREEK NEAR MOUNTAIN GROVE, VA
usgs-02011500 340 - 5000 cfs I-III 01h05m 36.9 cfs (too low)


River Description

Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-06-13 16:41:34

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 10 2016 (767 days ago)
Philip YoungDetails
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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