Anthony Creek - 2. Blue Bend Recreation Area to the confluence of the Greenbrier River at Anthony

Anthony Creek, West Virginia, US


2. Blue Bend Recreation Area to the confluence of the Greenbrier River at Anthony

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 5.4 Miles
Avg. Gradient 30 fpm
Max Gradient 30 fpm

Anthony Creek

Anthony Creek
Photo taken 03/27/11

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Anthony Creek above 4h/Anthony
noaa-anyw2 1.20 - 4.00 ft I-II 05h30m 1 ft (too low)

River Description

Take-Out: River right on the Greenbrier River at public access area just below the CR21/2 bridge. From the mouth of Anthony Creek this requires a ferry across the Greenbrier and a 100-yard attainment along the river right shore line.

Fritz Crytzer shared:
14 Apr 03: Beautiful Class I-II run, with lots of opportunity for trout fishing along the way. The cited "100 yards" up the Greenbriar to the takeout is more like 200 yards, and a real bear when the Greenbriar is full! Campsites and trout fishing at the put-in are great!

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2014-05-23 17:39:19


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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March 28 2012 (2451 days ago)
Philip YoungDetails
Check the "Flow Info" tab for a link to a state/NOAA gauge just upstream of Blue Bend. 2.8 feet is
a high flow with very little technicality. Please post your level so we can establish a minimum
navigable flow.
April 2 2009 (3543 days ago)
Steve McLuckieDetails
Some friends paddled Anthony Creek over Memorial Day weekend in 2005, when the Greenbrier was about
5000cfs at Alderson. There was no way they could make the attainment, and probably would have ended
up well downstream if they had tried to ferry across. Fortunately, there's a trail on the river
left side of the Greenbrier. It's a bit over 1/4 mile to the road. IIRC, the trail isn't too rough,
so dragging your boat is a good option. If you head down the Greenbrier you might be able to take
out about 3 miles downstream at Keister, but you'll still have to walk at least a couple of hundred
yards through the woods. I'm inclined to think that if Anthony Creek is high enough to be running,
taking the trail back to the bridge is the best option.
March 21 2007 (4286 days ago)
John DukeDetails
Those guys are right when Anthony is up, attaining the Greenbrier is a B%^&*, I'd rather paddle on
down the greenbrier

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