Passage Creek - 1. Kings Crossing Road (Route 769) to Elizabeth Furnace

Passage Creek, Virginia, US


1. Kings Crossing Road (Route 769) to Elizabeth Furnace (Upper Passage)

Usual Difficulty I-II (varies with level)
Length 21 Miles
Avg. Gradient 12 fpm
Max Gradient 20 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01635500 250 - 2100 cfs III-IV 01h06m 1330 cfs (running)
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

This is a great small canoeing stream at the proper level. At higher levels, low water bridges clogged with strainer debris become problems. This river has some really big trees, some of which grow alongside the river and some of them which are creating huge tangles in the river itself.

The takeout is at Elizabeth Furnace, which is also the putin for the more adventurous whitewater section of this river most commonly paddled. Putins for the Upper Passage are located at bridges that cross the river at various points as the Passage wends its way up this very geologically interesting valley, which is entirely surrounded by Massanutten mountain.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-03-23 17:32:58

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