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Difficulty I
Length 0 Miles
Flow Range 200 - 400 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 25 minutes ago 1000 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 02/14/2015 6:03 pm

River Description

Reportedly, an introductory river run used by local canoe and kayak clubs (as well as fishermen).

An anonymous contributor provides (2009-01-30):

As this river is basically in my backyard I know it well. It has 3 sections that can be run.

(1) From Hwy 80 near the town of Chunky to Hwy 80 further out from Chunky.
This section is nice because both put in and take out are maintained parking areas and the run has the benefit of having a 0.6 mile hike from put-in to take-out. The river makes a large bend so between these 2 bridges 0.6 miles apart, there is 2.8 river miles (even though the locals call it '7 Mile Bend').

(2) From the take out of the first section to Point Wanita Lake Road.
Again there is a maintained take out/put-it with concrete ramps like the first run. This run is 2.5 miles in length and both runs have several small 8-12 inch ledges on them.

(3)Put in is on Point Wanita Lake Road and take out is at Stuckey Bridge which is a historic bridge with an interesting history.
This section is the longest and most scenic. This run is 6.6 miles and actually has a very small surfing wave at 3.5-3.7 feet on the Chunky River gauge. The micro wave is in a set of 2 ledges just downstream of the Point Wanita Lake Road put-in. The river is quite shallow and has a sandstone bottom in most places.

Thanks for that input!

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Again, the cited put-in/take-out lat/lng coordinates are merely to establish the general area of this river. Check with local paddlers or sporting goods dealers for details about this reach.


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