Little River (North Anna trib) - Verdun (Route 685) to Doswell (Route 1)

Little River (North Anna trib), Virginia, US


Verdun (Route 685) to Doswell (Route 1)

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 5.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01671100 300 - 2000 cfs I-III 00h18m 107 cfs (too low)

River Description

Ed Evangelidi testifies:
The Little River starts off with a Class 2 approach to a long Class 4 rapid with a complicated route. Get thee in the bushes, probably river left and scout down to the last steep drop of this rapid. Rescue personnel with ropes at least at the bottom of the rapid are strongly recommended. To complicate matters, there are hostile landowners at some of the bridge access points, including the suggested putin.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-07-29 07:05:41

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 3 2007 (4208 days ago)
Taylor MannDetails
I parked on the bridge and walked down and scouted the rocks. Does anyone have any pictures of it
December 16 2006 (4378 days ago)
John BolecekDetails
Three things, 1. "The Rocks" rapids class rating varies tremendously depending on the water level.
At 54cfs a member of our party ran the rapid solo with minimal difficulty in an open canoe. It was
scrapey and there were big drops but there really wasn't any big water until the last ledge, which
has a clear chute at this level. 2. After "The Rocks" there are no significant rapids, so if rapids
are all you are after I suggest you choose the first bridge east of 685 as your take-out. 3. There
is a cool cave/ledge on river left just downstream of route one
March 17 2005 (5016 days ago)
Marshall SheltonDetails
The rating may be a little deceiving for this, It is class 3 until you come to a place the locals
call "The Rocks", class 4+ and real nasty looking Scout first by hiking down from the
bridge on river right, you'll know when you come to it, looks as if it's runnable down river right
and the nasty stuff can be avoided.

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