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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 41 Miles
Gauge NEW RIVER NEAR GALAX, VA
Flow Range 1200 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 50 minutes ago 5010 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/13/2018 1:37 pm

River Description


This run winds its way back and forth across the Virginia / North Carolina border, spending most of its time in Virginia.
Kevin Kelley shared:

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

Rapid Descriptions

US 221/21

Class - Mile - 11
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This is one access point.

US Route 58/221

Class - Mile - 21
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Another access point.

VA Route 94

Class - Mile - 33.5
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Another access point.

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Curtis Warner
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3 years ago

Did this run 15 years ago in an open canoe. It was a great multi day float fishing trip.

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Directions Description


 
New River Campground @ US 21 crossing 3 mi south of Independence, VA
 
Public Boat Ramps
 
36.588920, -81.314659=Mouth of Wilson, US 58 12 mi west of Independence
 
36.5956312, -81.2402313=Bridle Creek, VA 601, 2 mi south of US 58
 
36.573481, -81.153984=Independence, US 21 3 mi south of Independence 
 
36.614828, -81.046867=Baywood, US 58 6 mi east of Independence
 
36.675430, -81.022834=Riverside, US 94 3 mi north of US 58
 
36.683140, -81.976142=Oldtown,
from US 58 in Galax, west on 640 (Greenville Rd) north 634 (Waterwheel Rd) west on 641 (Pattons Mill  Ln)
 

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News

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Army Considers Closing New River (VA)

2002-04-23 00:00:00-04
Jason Robertson

In the wake of 9/11, the Army is considering the closure of an 8-mile section of the New River 15 miles upstream from the McCoy's hole rodeo spot. Learn what happened at the April 24th public meeting and how you can help!
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Attention Virginia Boaters!

2003-04-24 00:00:00-04
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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