Staunton, Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||8 fpm|
|ROANOKE (STAUNTON) RIVER AT BROOKNEAL, VA|
|usgs-02062500||1000 - 10000 cfs||I-II||01h02m||14000 cfs (too high)|
"The Staunton River is really the Roanoke River on most official maps, but to the good
people of southside Virginia, this river, from Leesville Dam to the backwaters of Kerr Reservoir,
will always be the Staunton River. The local people kept removing the state-installed signs
saying "Roanoke River" until the state gave up and installed "Staunton River"
signs-----which were not removed. Isn't it great when people stand up for their beliefs against
Page 553, Virginia Whitewater by H. Roger Corbett
Comment from 2009:
"Staunton from Long Island to Brookneal= 3 sections
1. Long Island to Melrose Ferry - 2.2 miles, class 1-2 @ 8 ft.
2. Melrose to River Campgrounds= 4.4 miles, class 1-2 @8 ft. w/ much beginner
3. Campground to Brookneal- 4.4 miles. 2 class 2+ w/best surfing @ 8-10 ft."
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
This is the approximate location of an alternate putin/takeout.