Roanoke - 2. Green Hill Park to Rt 419 bridge

Roanoke, Virginia, US


2. Green Hill Park to Rt 419 bridge

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 5.3 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02054530 200 - 3000 cfs I 00h41m 1260 cfs (running)
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Last Updated: 2018-09-17 17:59:23

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User Comments

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May 23 2009 (3529 days ago)
Russell BaileyDetails
Ran today May 23, 2009 at 230 cfs - Salem water intake to 419 bridge. The water intake is 2 miles
below Greenhill Park and 3 miles above 419. Low, but easily passable in a tandem canoe with just a
few bumps. Estimate minimum maybe 150 cfs tandem and 100 cfs solo. At this level one shoal dumps
into an overhanging tree trunk with fast water underneath - not much room to maneuver but adequate
- easy to drag in shallows to avoid. Beautiful pleasant family run with good water quality.
March 17 2009 (3596 days ago)
x (1)
The park and play is great/safe place to learn how to surf and I have seen great boaters play the
hell out of it at higher water levels. When the water is up like it is today (1000CFS) this is a
fun run that take just over an hour. There are about 3 spots on this run that make it fun enough
for an afternoon after work. There is a great ledge that creates a fun wave/fall half way between
the BP gas station on Mill ln and Duiguids Ln. This is runnable above 300CFS. Also try Masons Creek
that runs along Rt 311. there is a 5 ft drop over an old Damn and one bridge to watch out for at
higher levels.
February 2 2009 (3640 days ago)
x (1)
one good spot for park and play at a hole created by a large pipe going across the river bed.
locals know this to be across from were they always fly them danged remote control airplanes. . so
annoying. .