This is a nice run for a liesurely day of paddling with easily negotiated rapids for the novice but requires enough skill to keep the intermediate paddler intrigued. Don't try this at anything below a gauge level of 11 ft. or you will spend more time dragging and walking than you do floating and paddling.
The Cragsville gauge is located 10 river miles downstream of the put-in. Two major tributaries (Cranberry, Cherry) flow into the Gauley between this gauge and the put-in. Thus this gauge can only be used as an indicator.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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