Big Coal River, Marsh Fork - 1: Fairdale to Arnett

Big Coal River, Marsh Fork, West Virginia, US


1: Fairdale to Arnett

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 8.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 60 fpm
Max Gradient 60 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03198500 4.50 - 8.50 ft II-III 00h34m 3.11 ft (too low)

River Description

A two mile shorter and slightly less difficult run may be paddled by puting in at the Saxon bridge.
A 4.5' minimum reading on the Ashford gauge is for a put-in at Saxon. Boaters will need 5.0'if using a put-in near Fairdale.
This run is heavily timbered and strainers are occasionally a problem down to the confluence of Sandlick Creek. It has been clean for the past several years
Take-out river left at bridge in Arnett or 100 yards downstream on river right at volunteer fire department.
Marsh Fork is considered the mainstem of the Coal River.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-03-23 22:02:25


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