Newfound - Rocketts Mill (Rte. 685) to US 1

Newfound, Virginia, US


Rocketts Mill (Rte. 685) to US 1

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 4 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01671100 300 - 6000 cfs II(III) 00h53m 133 cfs (too low)

River Description

Ed Evangalidi contributes:
You can carry up and run the CL 3 rapid just above the putin through various interesting routes and then go downriver through easier but still pleasant whitewater. Watch for strainers and carry the big dam at the end. Culpeper gauge correlation is rough.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2002-07-21 08:36:53

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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December 16 2006 (4415 days ago)
John BolecekDetails
Couple of things I'd like to stress: 1. This stream has TONS of strainers, so be prepared to
constantly duck and dodge branches in addition to constantly portaging around fallen trees. 2. Like
Ed says, after the rapids upstream of the put in bridge you pass through mild whitewater with one
class II at the end. Then it seems like you've gone past the fall line because there is a long flat
section but there are actually two decent sized class IIs much further downstream. 3. The takeout
we used was a dirt road used by Ashland Mill just upstream of the dam. The takeout is the South
Anna river and Route 1. 4. Why is the Rapidan the guage for this river? The Little River or the
South Anna River gauges seem like much better choices. .
April 4 2004 (5400 days ago)
Andrew HarrellDetails
I have a photo of the Class III rapid at the put-in that Ed mentions if the streamkeeper would like
to add it to the page.