Stoney Creek is not currently recommended. Please choose another of the area's fine runs instead.
Stoney Creek drops through almost a mile (or more) of continuous small boulder gardens. The eddies are small and logs or strainers are quite likely but the creek is worth it for the solid class IV+ paddler. There are no tall drops and the whitewater is consistent class IV or IV+.
Why is this creek not recommended? Access issues? Or what?
This creek drains the slopes of the nearby ski resort. So despite having a small watershed, this creek benefits from the accumulated snow pack from the resort - at least December through March. Look for around 800 cfs or more in the nearby Rockfish River. Also, if a good warm rain falls on the snowpack uphill this creek can go, even if the Rockfish gauge doesn't look high enough. Of course, Stoney does run even without help from a snowpack, it just takes more rain.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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