Difficulty I-II
Length 0.01 Miles
Flow Range 9.80 - 10.20 FT
Flow Rate as of: 12 hours ago 9.25 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 12/17/2019 4:29 pm

River Description

About 200' to 300' downstream from the bridge, a river wide ledge creates a surfing hole 75' wide with eddys on both sides. This hole is a lot like the head gates on the East Race, with room for at least three boats/boaters at one time to surf and spin to their hearts' content.

This is a good place for new paddlers to learn side surfing and flat-spinning, or a good place to go in spring to 'knock off the rust' when you have not been in your boat all winter. The water is not too deep nor fast below this hole, so rescue (if needed) should be easy. When you're done, carry your boat to above the ledge, then paddle back to the bridge.

Access is from Etna Avenue in Huntington. I have parked in the school drive on weekends and not had any problems.

Rapid Descriptions

Huntington surfing hole

Class - II Mile - 0



Gage Descriptions

Huntington dam controls the flow and they seem to change the level around noon almost every day. If you check it in the morning try to paddle before noon or check it after noon and go then. The gauge is updated every 4 hours starting at 7:00 am.

Directions Description

Since this is a 'park-and-play', shuttle is just carrying to the river, paddling to the feature, and paddling back upstream to your vehicle.

Thus, we have set the 'directions' to default to your home zipcode. Use the text-entry box to input any more specific location to get drive time, distance, and directions to this play location.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1211735 04/02/19 Rob updated image position
1214041 12/17/19 Rob updated image position
1208832 01/29/18 Rob minor reformat for coming webchanges
1193122 04/07/09 Jay Koontz n/a
1199082 12/28/10 Rob Eliminate reference to TigerServer maps (no longer used)