Otter Creek - 2. Big Springs Gap to Cheat River, Dry Fork

Otter Creek, West Virginia, US


2. Big Springs Gap to Cheat River, Dry Fork (Lower Otter Creek)

Usual Difficulty IV (for normal flows)
Length 2.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 85 fpm
Max Gradient 100 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03065000 3000 - 20000 cfs IV 00h55m 6330 cfs (running)

River Description

This run is downhill all the way, fast and furious. It alternates between continuous small rapids and steep, blind boulder drops. Most of the boulder drops can be boat scouted. Make sure you keep an eye out for downed trees that frequent this stretch of stream. Most of all, enjoy!
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-03-20 12:42:24


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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October 13 2008 (3751 days ago)
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Robert Farmer---This section is usually done in conjunction with the upper section. I think there's
a bit of a hike to put in here. Otter Creek requires a hellacious amount of water to run, but this
section probably requires a bit less. I remember this last section being a rock-n-roll roller
coaster---fun, but very serious due to numerous logs and some undercuts; plus, this section will be
really cranking if there's enough water to do the upper. If the upper is too low, then this might
be more mellow, but you would have to check the level on-site, and it's a long drive for almost
everyone, unless you live in Parsons.