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Greenbrier River, East Fork - 2. Island Campground to confluence with the West Fork at Durbin

Greenbrier River, East Fork, West Virginia, US


2. Island Campground to confluence with the West Fork at Durbin

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 8.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 30 fpm
Max Gradient 30 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03182500 5.20 - 7.50 ft I-II 00h17m 2.95 ft (too low)

River Description

The East Fork is considered the mainstem of the Greenbrier River.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2008-10-01 22:45:41


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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October 5 2018 (103 days ago)
pwhiteis (152958)
Though nothing above (maybe 1) class 2, I would not recommend for beginners. Several in river
hazards require quick avoidance responses. Between 4-H campground and 2nd Thornwood are a few
strainers .. easily portaged. Immediately below Camp Hidden Meadows and above 1st Thornwood bridge
there are 2 spots where a landowner has strung barbed wire across river in 2 different spots. One
spot is at the bottom of a Class I, chest high and difficult to spot from upstream. Around E Fork
Industrial area (former tannery) is a 6' dam with a nasty look hydraulic at base, rebar sticking
from concrete. Portage.
October 5 2018 (103 days ago)
pwhiteis (152958)
We ran it last weekend from the 4-H campground above Thornwood down to the swinging bridge in
Nottingham. Level was 2.3-ish on the USGS Durbin gauge which was scrapey in spots and made for a
solid 4 hour trip. We feel 2.5 on the Durbin gauge is a minimum for bump-less E Fork and W Fork
trips. As with most of the rivers / creeks in this headwaters area, scenery was exceptional save
for one spot near the former E Fork Tannery site in Frank (next comment).