New - 11. Sandstone to McCreery


New, West Virginia, US

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11. Sandstone to McCreery

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 15 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NEW RIVER AT THURMOND, WV
usgs-03185400 800 - 24000 cfs I-III 00h51m 3670 cfs (running)


River Description

Shorter trips use intermediate take-outs and put-ins:
Meadow Creek - river right
Glade Creek - river left
Mill Creek - river left
Grandview Sandbar - river left.

The most popular trip is from Glade Creek to the Grandview Sandbar and includes the two longest and biggest rapids of the entire section: Grassy Shoals and Quinnimont Rapids - Class III-

Additional RF 1 sections include 05050004027,05050004026,05050004025, and 05050004021

NPS Guide to paddling the New River

NPS map of the New & Gauley Rivers

Posted by UncleFuzzy to BoaterTalk:
Meadow Creek to McCreery

From I-64, take exit 138 and follow CR-7 to Meadow Creek.
To get to McCreery from there, you can go back to I-64, take it to exit 124 (East Beckley).
Then go right and the road you are on will join with Business Route 19 (Eisenhower Drive).
Take that road to US 41 and turn right on US 41 to go down to McCreery.

Another way to get to McCreery from Meadow Creek is to stay on river right. Take CR7-1 from Meadow Creek through Claypool.
When you get to Rte 20, turn left and and go a short distance to CR-31.
Turn left onto CR-31 and take it to Route 41 (going through Danese on your way).
When you get to Route 41, turn left and drive down to the New.
Cross the New and you are at McCreery.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-08-05 01:20:47

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