Saltlick Creek - Amblersburg to Rowlesburg

Saltlick Creek, West Virginia, US


Amblersburg to Rowlesburg

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 4 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01595000 325 - 4000 cfs III 50h56m 137 cfs (too low)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2008-03-22 11:32:37

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 1 2011 (2781 days ago)
Stephen J. EttingerDetails
This creek has obviously changed again a lot since Charlie Walbridge looked at it in 2005. We ran
it in on the WV Week of Rivers in April 2011 and only had one real portage (a rather long one
around several downed trees), plus three other spots where one needed care to avoid wood. The creek
braided in a few spots, but not badly. It was an enjoyable trip, with lots of long class II and II+
rapids, perhaps one or two class III-, but nothing that was a solid class III. We put in alongside
the road, paddled 4 miles, and took out just before the confluence, at the end of a dirt track used
by off-road vehicles. The dam mentioned in the guidebook is gone. So you can put this back on your
to-do list.
June 5 2005 (4938 days ago)
Charles WalbridgeDetails
This run used to be a popular high water option for locals in the 70's. I can't recommends it now.
The '85 flood really tore it apart. There are lots of downed tress, especially where the river
flows through a maze of islands. In the spring of 2005 most rapids have wood in them. The last drop
from the railroad yards to the Cheat is the only clean shot.

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