New - 01. Stuart Dam (Route 58) to Fries (Route 94)

New, North Carolina, US/Virginia, US


01. Stuart Dam (Route 58) to Fries (Route 94)

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 41 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03164000 1200 - 10000 cfs I-II(III) 01h13m 930 cfs (too low)

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.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-01-25 18:08:30

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
11.0US 221/21Putin Takeout
21.0US Route 58/221Putin Takeout
33.5VA Route 94Putin Takeout

Rapid Descriptions

US 221/21
This is one access point.

US Route 58/221
Another access point.

VA Route 94
Another access point.

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