Very scenic river with mild whitewater, suitable to novice paddlers. Commercial outfitters are available for canoe or kayak trips on various reaches of this river.
Since there are many springs in the headwaters, flows tend to be very consistent, making this river boatable most of the year.It is important to note that while a map will show numerous potential access points, many of them are 'off-limits' as launch/landing sites, being designated as access only for fishermen.
Morall Films does a fine job of documenting various sections (and features) on this river. Check them out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dWH888LLwI
This is above the listed put-in, and lies on a section of river which has no boater access. Landings do exist, but are designated for fishing access only!
There is access to the section above this from stone's bridge landing.
The cited gauge lies on this reach (about two miles downstream from the put-in). As a result, the reading will be a very accurate reflection of boatability of this reach.
Drainage area at gauge: 118 sq.mi.
All time minimum flow: 74 cfs
90% of time flow exceeds: 119 cfs
10% of time flow exceeds: 253 cfs
All time maximum flow: 1,700 cfs
10/90 ratio ('flashy-ness'): 2.1 (under 3 is fairly steady, over 10 is quite 'flashy') Average runnable days per year: 298
Offseason ('Ice') gauge conversion:
1.55 = 135cfs
1.80 = 180cfs
1.92 = 200cfs
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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