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Difficulty II(III)
Length 4 Miles
Flow Range 300 - 6000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 40 minutes ago 54.1 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/21/2002 8:36 am

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.

Rapid Descriptions


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John Bolecek
13 years ago

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. .

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Andrew Harrell
15 years ago

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.

Gage Descriptions

Ed Evangalidi recommends a minimum of 2.0 on the Culpeper gage. This is on a related stream, and thus should be seen as a rough guide.

Directions Description

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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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