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Difficulty II+
Length 20 Miles
Gauge N F SHENANDOAH RIVER AT COOTES STORE, VA
Flow Range 4.00 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 43 minutes ago 2.88 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/10/2005 11:24 pm

River Description


Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett

Ed Evangelidi testifies:
Pretty narrow at the upper reaches but the rapids sort of have a similar character to them from top to bottom. The upper rapids have downed trees that change location from flood to flood and more low-water bridges to walk around, but the scenery is more like a mountain stream here. Basically you have a mix of rocky route rapids and wavey rapids and the spacing between rapids (and low water bridges) eases up below Rte. 42. One high dam in the lower section can be run with proper precautions. Hopefully your precautions taken before you try running it will include spotting the rebar lurking around. There are other low-water dams throughout the run that can cause problems if you lack speed or boat control.

Rapid Descriptions

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Gage Descriptions

You need 4.5 to start at the top, but only 3.2 for the final 8 miles.

Directions Description


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Attention Virginia Boaters!

4/24/2003
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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Stephen J. Ettinger

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1191815 05/10/05 Stephen J. Ettinger n/a