Stony Creek (NF Shenandoah trib) - LiRoute 720 to N. Fork Shenandoah


Stony Creek (NF Shenandoah trib), Virginia, US

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LiRoute 720 to N. Fork Shenandoah

Usual Difficulty II+ (for normal flows)
Length 20 Miles
Avg. Gradient 22 fpm

Small Cliffs


Small Cliffs
Photo of Ed Evangelidi by John Duke taken 03/15/03

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
N F SHENANDOAH RIVER AT COOTES STORE, VA
usgs-01632000 4.00 - 10.00 ft II+ 00h59m 2.88 ft (too low)


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.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-05-10 23:24:55

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Rapid Descriptions

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