Little Sandy Creek, West Virginia, US
2. Rt 26 to Big Sandy Creek
||III-IV (for normal flows)
First Slide on the Little Sandy (small version)
First Slide on the Little Sandy (small version)Photo of Milt Aitken by Brad Roberts taken 05/15/02 @ 6.9' at Rockville
While the distance of the Little Sandy from WV 26 to the Upper Big Sandy is 2.7 miles, there is
no access at the confluence. So the run continues for an additional 2.1 miles on the
Upper Big Sandy, to the next
river access at the Rockville bridge, for a total of 4.8 miles.
This very pretty run is a good option for those who don't feel up to the Lower Big Sandy, or those who want a
longer run could keep going for the additional 5.3 miles of the Lower Big Sandy. It's mostly
a ledgy run, mostly boat-scoutable. The best play is probably at the Upper Big Sandy confluence,
where there are plenty of ledges and holes. As noted in the Upper Big Sandy description, the last
mile or so above the Rockville bridge is the toughest.
Take I-68 to Bruceton Mills. Head South on WV 26. Put in at the bridge crossing the creek, just
before Little Sandy Creek Road.
To the Rockville takeout: hang a right onto Little Sandy Creek Road. Follow the road for a couple
of miles, and hang a right onto a rutty dirt road just after a triangular grassy parking area.
The Rockville takeout is at the bridge. Parking is limited at Rockville, as the Lower Big Sandy
is getting more popular each year.
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Last Updated: 2018-12-03 16:51:51