Kanawha River - Kanawha Falls near Gauley Bridge

Kanawha River, West Virginia, US


Kanawha Falls near Gauley Bridge

Usual Difficulty IV-V+ (for normal flows)
Length 0.3 Miles

the fall

the fall

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03193000 1500 - 10000 cfs IV-V+ 00h37m 3780 cfs (running)

River Description

Kanawa Falls is interesting. You can put in at the park below the falls and paddle back up to them. You will find that the falls are incredibly undercut. There is a crack you can paddle up into that adds a little excitement but be very very careful, you'll have to back out.

Boaters have run the falls before but they are strictly off limits now. If you decide to run any of the drops will very likely get arrested. There are warning signs all over the place.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-09-30 02:04:08


Rapid Descriptions

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