Potomac, S. Branch - 7. US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing near Sector


Potomac, S. Branch, West Virginia, US

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7. US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing near Sector (Trough)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 11 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm
Max Gradient 10 fpm

Train in the Canyon


Train in the Canyon
Photo by John Duke taken 10-01 @ 1.8 springfield

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SOUTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER NEAR SPRINGFIELD, WV
usgs-01608500 1.80 - 10.00 ft I-II 00h19m 1.27 ft (too low)


River Description

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

The following information from John Duke
Access points:
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

River Description:
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 to 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


StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2003-10-01 22:41:34

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