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Difficulty V+
Length 1.6 Miles
Gauge EAST FORK PIGEON RIVER NEAR CANTON, NC
Flow Range 10000 - 13000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 219 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 08/02/2006 11:45 am

River Description



Leland Davis did a nice story on this one.
It can be found here

Expert sponsored hair/creek boaters have been putting on at Graveyard Fields, but advise against it. The recommended put-in is to use the Mountains to Sea trail. That said, rumors have been circulating of more runs from the top down. Usually done by the same crew that has multiple runs of Linville or Upper Raven Fork under thier belts.

Take out where the Big East is crossed by the Hwy 276 bridge.
You will portage more than you kayak on this one, and the portages are truely epic. There are two waterfalls that must be portaged, one of which that drops almost 200 feet. The other drops 100, and the top falls is sketchy at best. Subtract those out and you still have a handfull of unrunnable smaller portages. Basically, don't put in here.

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The guage is located near the confluence of the East and West forks. You need a hurricane

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
EAST FORK PIGEON RIVER NEAR CANTON, NC
AW Gauge Info
219 cfs 01h02m n/a
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