Stony Creek (NF Shenandoah trib), Virginia, US
LiRoute 720 to N. Fork Shenandoah
||II+ (for normal flows)
Small CliffsPhoto of Ed Evangelidi by John Duke taken 03/15/03
N F SHENANDOAH RIVER AT COOTES STORE, VA
4.00 - 10.00 ft
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.
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