Roanoke - 1. Dixie Caverns to Green Hill Park

Roanoke, Virginia, US


1. Dixie Caverns to Green Hill Park

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 6.9 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02054530 200 - 5000 cfs I-II 00h46m 1260 cfs (running)
Best boatable flows uncertain. Help out by adding a comment or report.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-09-17 17:53:54

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 16 2014 (1740 days ago)
oakmanii (156407)
We enjoy this very much, as novices but not absolute beginners. The lowest is 200 cfs, and you
might get stuck on rocks a couple of times. It takes about 3 hours. When it is at 1200 cfs it flows
much faster, closer to between 2 and 2.5 hours. At 400 cfs there should not be a problem with
shallowness. But that means there needs to be rain in the last week. The hardest rapid is a
"dragon's tooth" on the right with straining rocks. Stay on the left of that and you should be
fine. And there are a couple of small ledges that keeps you on your toes.