Birch - Boggs to Birch River (town)


Birch, West Virginia, US

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Boggs to Birch River (town)

Usual Difficulty II+(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 8.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 53 fpm
Max Gradient 100 fpm

Boggs Falls


Boggs Falls
Photo of The Falls at Boggs on Birch River by Skip Johnson

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ELK RIVER BELOW WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV
usgs-03194700 7.00 - 10.00 ft II+(IV) 00h51m 4.64 ft (too low)


River Description

The biggest obstacle on this stretch of Birch is the Boggs Falls. It is an approximate 16 foot drop. This stretch of river is easily accessible as it is right beside the highway between Birch River and Boggs. An interesting feature found on the falls is a sluice that was cut into the solid rock to power a gristmill as shown in the extreme left of the picture.. Although the mill ceased to exist at least 50 years ago, the rock channel is there for eternity.


StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2004-04-04 17:06:53

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User Comments

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October 13 2008 (3384 days ago)
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Robert Farmer---The waterfall is located 7.4 miles east of Route 19 (town of Birch River). There is
no place to park or access the falls. I walked up the streambed from downstream; it is a very
beautiful streambed, often with large ledges on the shores. The falls has a submerged ledge in the
landing zone, approximately 2.5 - 3 feet below the surface at low water, all of the way across,
except for a notch on the far river left, where the double lip is. If you want to do it, scout,
stay left, and land shallow-to-flat. It looks as though it would be a nice trip, although the
difficulty of the falls is greater than that of the rest of the creek.


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