Cove Creek, Virginia, US
Cove Creek Cascades
||IV-V+ (for normal flows)
Cove Creek has some SERIOUS
lumber situations as of the current moment. Most of
the creek is clean and portions are runnable in between massive logjams. The creek has been altered
by severe flooding and major landslides over the last two years. Keep a check here for updated info
on Cove Creek as it comes along.
This is one of those runs that requires a DECENT
hike to reach the put in. The
hike can get quite confusing due to several ATV trails here that spread out across the forest. It
isn't a bad idea to stash the boats and check out the run before putting on. Things can get out of
control quick on this creek, when in doubt scout. There are several manky slide combos on the run
along with equally manky boulder gardens that change constantly with the flooding. This run drops
~750' in approx 2 miles, making for an average of 375'/mile
drops are in between where the trail and creek cross paths, there is
usually an eddy to stop in where the trail meets the creek. There are two or three drops in
particular that deserve attention. Get out here and walk down and check out what you are about to
get into. If it doesn't look good, shoulder the boat until things look better. Or turn around and
head back to the car.
Most of the drops are scoutable on the way in from the bottom at the Stinking Creek confluence. The
best run is from the second crossing upstream back to the confluence.
Be respectful of the folks living downstream of the takeout. Keep the music down, keep the beer in
the cooler, and be discreet when changing clothes.
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Last Updated: 2007-02-07 17:07:14