South Branch of the Potomac River Above the US 220 Bridge Near Upper Tract and Smoke Hole Canyon to below Romney

Franklin, West Virginia

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The South Branch starts just inside Virginia with the confluence of Straight Creek and the East Branch Potomac River. From here, the water drifts, rumbles, and rolls for 130+ miles to its confluence with the North Branch of the Potomac.
A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia

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A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia

by Charlie Walbridge et al (Menasha Ridge Press)

The South Branch starts just inside Virginia with the confluence of Straight Creek and the East Branch Potomac River. From here, the water drifts, rumbles, and rolls for 130+ miles to its confluence with the North Branch of the Potomac.

©  Charlie Walbridge et al/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Franklin
Distance: 130
Duration: 6 sections range from 4 hours to 3 days
Class: Class I-III
Local Maps: USGS Moatstown, Sugar Grove, Franklin, Upper Tract, Hopeville, Petersburg West, Petersburg East, Rig, Moorefield, Old Fields, Sector, Romney, Augusta, Springfield, Headsville, Levels, and Oldtown
Driving Directions: Directions to South Branch of the Potomac River: Above the US 220 Bridge Near Upper Tract and Smoke Hole Canyon to below Romney

Recent Trail Reviews

8/4/2012
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We had to get out before big bend due to low water we tried it at 2.5 feet on the Franklin gauge. You nee 3 feet I am sure of that. the water level was good at Petersburg and we stated there on day two. Loved it worth the trip. When we went down chimney slide we failed to scout it. SCOUT IT! There was a tree down and a branch blocking the way it took us all out.



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