Big Stony Creek, Virginia, US
Chimney Rock Fork to Rt. 653 Bridge (Lower)
||III (for normal flows)
The Chunder Down Under...
The Chunder Down Under...Photo of Beau Dunnivant by Beth Dunnivant taken 12JUL03 @ Low
This creek gives beginners their first taste of continuous gradient. Great run for the playboats on
the lower section. Lots of great playspots open up when this creek is running. The eddies start to
disappear QUICK when the water rises. Big Stony is primarily a "bedrock" creek run on the lower
section, no real big drops on this run. It is composed of small ledges and slides making for some
very FAST water and a fun trip.
Several creeks in close proximity make for a great day of creek boating warming up here and
continuing to some other runs a step or two up in difficulty.
The put in is located at the confluence of Chimney Rock Fork and Big Stony Creek, at the end of
state maintenance sign. The parking area is noticeable and on private property. The landowner
doesn't mind parking here, but if you should have a chance to talk with him, please do so before
you put on the creek. These folks are very, very kind people and you never know when you might need
their assistance, so please respect them as you would want anyone to respect you!
Takeout is located just upstream of the Rt. 653 bridge, take out on RL. Parking is limited at the
old "General Store". Again here, if you can find someone speak with them before setting shuttle.
And PLEASE, be DISCREET!! Have the majority of your paddling gear on before you put on, and when
changing clothes after taking out, RESPECT our neighbors and their families!!
The recent NRA proposal has caused some tensions in the area, so be extra courteous on your trip to
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Last Updated: 2012-03-03 04:30:37