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Difficulty II
Length 10.5 Miles
Flow Range 150 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 59 minutes ago 1.71 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2003 10:43 am

River Description

Ed Evangelidi testifies:
Note that in wintertime the lake freezes over and may present you with a long stretch of ice too thick to portage on and too thin to easily punch through. Also, the dam and portage site may not be easily identifiable in foggy conditions. In that scenario it would be best to keep to the right and walk/scout around from time to time so that you find the takeout without getting too near the edge of the spillway.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

There is a section of this that is an honest to god whitewater run under the right conditions. Unfortunately, it runs out into a lake that drowns another 30 feet of gradient.

The gauge is at the putin. The top part of this run is very creeky. Two miles down from the putin is a bridge with 4 foot culverts that needs to be treated with caution.

The run picks up after the alternate putin about halfway down. The next section runs through a gorge. Just as things start to get interesting, the lake intervenes. After your boring flatwater paddle, portage down the left side of the spillway. A short uninteresting section takes you down to Rt. 1

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Attention Virginia Boaters!

Jason Robertson

During the high waters of Spring 2003, there has been a noticeable increase in reported confrontations between boaters and property owners in Virginia. Please remember to be respectful and courteous to property owners; do not trespass; and avoid confrontation in order to preserve access in the future.

Matt Muir


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