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Upper Meadow River Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Meadow River

Upper Meadow River Info
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Put In:  Rainelle
Take Out:  Russelville
Gradient:  30 ft/mi
Run Length:  15 miles
Current Streamflow:  606 cfs @ 11/25/2013 07:30 AM - MEADOW RIVER NEAR MT. LOOKOUT, WV, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  US Army Corps of Engineers; 304-529-5127. Mount
Good Level:  700-2,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June
Permit:  None presently required.
Character/Similar To:  The first 8 miles are flat but there is a moving current most of the way to "The Rapids," 4 miles of continuous Class III, IV action. High, diagonal ledges, big holes, stoppers and tortuous channels characterize this run.
Hazards:  High water
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Commercial campgrounds near the New River Gorge. The Garvey Hilton, a makeshift campground near Lookout, is a popular spot for paddlers.
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (WV), 68 miles Southeast of Charleston
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Reached from US 60 by driving north on Snake Island Road in East Rainelle and continue for 3 miles. Put-in at the city dump, an unpleasant but easy access.
Take-out: Located on Nutterwood Road which can be found off WV 41.

Towns near Upper Meadow River Kayaking

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Southeastern Kayak Clubs
  • Burned Out Canoe Club
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