Tye, Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||56 fpm|
|Max Gradient||86 fpm|
|TYE RIVER NEAR LOVINGSTON, VA|
|usgs-02027000||250 - 10000 cfs||III-IV||00h44m||135 cfs (too low)|
The Upper Tye is a classic Virginia whitewater stream. At most flows this is a class III-III+ stream. As with most mountain streams, the difficulty rating increases with more flow, with the usual consideration of fallen trees or logs in the river.
The usual put-in is at the Evergreen church on North Fork Road (Rt. 687). Please be respecful of the church and of locals in the area. Do not change in public view. Do not drink at the put-in. And, please, do not park in the church parking lot on Sunday mornings.
Using this put-in, you will actually start paddling on the North Fork of the Tye for a 200 yards
or so, then enter the Upper Tye proper.
The short take-out after the first 3 miles parking is located on the south side of Rt. 56 adjacent to the swinging bridge where the Appalachian Trail crosses the Tye River. The Long take-out is at the Tye River Park in Massies Mill, VA. See the map and coordinates on this webpage.
Optional access points:
1. Tyro: (Roughly 3 miles down from Nash) - Appalachian Trail swinging bridge - See the map and coordinates on this webpage..