Elk Creek

Darby, North Carolina

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Elk Creek begins at an elevation of 3,200 feet in Watauga County, east of Boone, on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On the opposite side of the Blue Ridge Parkway is the watershed of the South Fork of the New River. Elk Creek flows southeast past the small communities of Triplett and Darby, before joining the Yadkin River at Elkville. Elk Creek is classified as Outstanding Resource Waters. This eTrail contains 1 section of Elk Creek from Elk Creek / Darby Road (Wilkes Co. 1162) bridge to side of Elk Creek / Darby Road near NC 268 bridge.

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"Elk Creek begins at an elevation of 3,200 feet in Watauga County, east of Boone, on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On the opposite side of the Blue Ridge Parkway is the watershed of the South Fork of the New River.

Elk Creek flows southeast past the small communities of Triplett and Darby, before joining the Yadkin River at Elkville. Elk Creek is classified as Outstanding Resource Waters. This eTrail contains 1 section of Elk Creek from Elk Creek / Darby Road (Wilkes Co. 1162) bridge to side of Elk Creek / Darby Road near NC 268 bridge."

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Darby
Distance: 8.5
Class: Class II-III
Local Contacts: Gauge information and route specifics are provided for each section in the eTrail.
Local Maps: USGS Grandin
Driving Directions: Directions to Elk Creek

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May 2018