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!
Just ran this on 5-26-20. The gaue was 7.8. this was no more that 0.3 above zero, probably was zero for some kayakers. 7.5 is the bare minimum, I'd say.
This is a great run, fun class II begins when the river bends away from the road. Really cool rocks in the river and nice clear water. The gauge needs to be reset on this page. The new gauge doesn't line up with the old gauge readings. I went there and it was under 7ft on the gauge, and it was too low. I wouldn't consider going again unless it was over 7ft.
There is a nice small parking area at the Greenbriar bridge crossing and a short trail that goes down to where Anthony Creek comes in. We biked the shuttle along the road, its really short, 4.5 miles maybe.
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.
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.
Those guys are right when Anthony is up, attaining the Greenbrier is a B%^&*, I'd rather paddle on down the greenbrier
4 months ago
by Charles Whittle
From Jeremy White USGS
The Anthony Creek gage has been moved downstream approximately 2.4 miles from the site that was operated by WV DHSEM (on the bridge over Anthony Creek). The USGS streamgage, installed in late September 2019, was placed at the site of the historic USGS streamgage that was active roughly from 1949 to 1982. The gage was set based on gage heights from that period, which led to the change versus the DHSEM gage (different location/different gage datum). This tie into the historic data was in an effort to link the old data with the new.
I apologize for the confusion. Let me know if you have any questions.
There is a state/NOAA gauge on the bridge about a mile above Blue Bend. Help out by providing a comment on these gauge levels.
There is no staff gauge, so if on-site you will have to look at the first riffle below the swimming area. If there's enough water to get over it without scraping, you're probably fine.
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