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Lower Meadow River Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Meadow River

Lower Meadow River Info
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Put In:  US 19 bridge
Take Out:  Carnifex Ferry
Gradient:  94 ft/mi
Run Length:  5 miles
Current Streamflow:  606 cfs @ 11/25/2013 07:30 AM - MEADOW RIVER NEAR MT. LOOKOUT, WV, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  Mount Lookout gauge 304-529-5127.
Good Level:  500- 1,200 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  Within 3 miles there are 17 rapids, all Class V-VI with ample undercut rocks. At high levels it's pushy but there are several sneak routes. Only in the last couple of miles does the river ease off into a reasonable run.
Water Craft:  kayak
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (WV), 60 miles Southeast of Charleston
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Head north on WV 41 to the Mount Lookout Road and take a left. Continue for 2 miles to US 19, bear left to the bridge. At least two roads lead down to the river, which at times may be impassable.
Take-out: Inquire locally for updated information on this difficult take-out.

Towns near Lower Meadow River Kayaking

Beckley West Virginia
Charleston West Virginia
Davis West Virginia
Hico West Virginia
Hinton West Virginia
Oak Hill West Virginia
Summersville West Virginia

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Southeastern Kayak Clubs
  • Burned Out Canoe Club
  • West Virginia Wildwater Association