New, North Carolina, US/Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II(III) (for normal flows)|
|NEW RIVER NEAR GALAX, VA|
|usgs-03164000||1200 - 10000 cfs||I-II(III)||00h31m||835 cfs (too low)|
Pretty run from mouth of Wilson to Independence, great for spotting eagles and many other birds.
Mostly flatwater with about 4 class II's and one class II+ that must be run on river left.
Just don't trespass and don't litter--this section is considered wild and scenic.
See Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett, and Carolina Whitewater, B. Benner.
New River Campground, US 21 @ New River Crossing, halfway between Sparta,NC and Independence,VA
River info, shuttles/rental, camping. http://canoeingthenew.com
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|21.0||US Route 58/221|
|33.5||VA Route 94|