Elk Creek - CR 20/19 bridge to Stonewood Exit of I-79


Elk Creek, West Virginia, US

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CR 20/19 bridge to Stonewood Exit of I-79

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 4.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 20 fpm
Max Gradient 20 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
WEST FORK RIVER AT ENTERPRISE, WV
usgs-03061000 5.00 - 7.00 ft I-II 00h57m 2.09 ft (too low)


River Description

Timothy Glaser testified:
I have run this many times and anything above 3.25 is OK; anything below and you will be scraping in the shallow runs. The class 2 section is about 1/4 mile long, fun and most of the trip is rural with no housing.
The only "real" take out spots are at the beginning and about 3/4 of a mile below the "advertised" spot at Willow Beach on Rt 20. The part from route 20/I79 (the "advertised" spot) to the West Fork river is almost all residential/city and flat/Class 1. I am always looking for someone to run this section; it takes about an hour for the upper, or 2.5 if you go all the way to the West Fork.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-11-21 15:59:51

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User Comments

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November 9 2017 (284 days ago)
mwesnav (158458)
Anyone still run this?
May 10 2008 (3754 days ago)
Timothy GlaserDetails
I have run this many times and anything above 3.25 is OK anything below and you will be scraping in
the shallow runs. The class 2 section is about 1/4 mile long,fun and most of the trip is rural with
no housing. The only "real" take out spots are at the beginning and about 3/4 of a mile below the
"advertised" spot at Willow Beach on Rt 20. The part from route 20/I79 ( the "advertised" spot) to
the West Fork river is almost all residential/city and flat/Class1. I am always looking for some
one to run this section it takes about an hour for the upper or 2.5 if you go all the way to the
West Fork.


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