Potomac, S. Branch, West Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||10 fpm|
|Max Gradient||10 fpm|
|SOUTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER NEAR SPRINGFIELD, WV|
|usgs-01608500||1.75 - 10.00 ft||I-II||01h06m||10.82 ft (too high)|
Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
The following information from John Duke
Put-in at the public access parking lot at the Route 220 bridge
Take-out at the public river access near the Trough General store
Although not a true whitewater run this is a beautiful stretch of river! I highly recommend this run when the upper canyons (Hopeville, Smokehole, and Moorefield)are too low.
The first five miles are rolling farmland until a railroad bridge bridge is passed. Then 1000 foot walls converge to form "THE TROUGH" for the next 6 miles.
There are many primative campsites on river right inside the trough, but get there early the best get taken FAST.
Accommodations: Many Motels in Moorefield and Romney
Fishing: Great fishing for bass,catfish and carp..
E-mail me! with any questions