New River (Glen Lyn, VA to Bull Falls, WV)
Description:This section of river includes a few rapids interspersed with mostly flowing water. This section is great for an overnight river/fishing trip as there are campsites along the river in the Bluestone WMA (Shanklins Ferry - 8.5 & 10 miles, Cedar Branch - 15 miles, Dickenson Hollow - 18.5 miles). There are three rapids on this section of note (that open canoeists should be aware of). The first is Shumate Falls that is located two miles downstream from the put-in. The sneek/portage is river left. Wylie Falls is about six miles from the put-in and includes a river wide rapid with a sneek/portage on river right. Harvey Falls is 14.5 miles from the put-in and includes an angled ledge/cobble bar with a nice canoeable tongue of water on river right. The remainder of the rapids are class I. (Class I-III). 21.5 miles.
Directions:This New River section is located in southern WV, south of Hinton. The put-in is in Glen Lyn, VA. at the town park. (Google directions below). The take-out is at Bull Falls Campground located off of county route 44/11 near Farly, WV 37.540765, -80.910785. There are three other take out spots for different length trips. Lower Shanklins Ferry 37.462953, -80.871780, Cedar Branch 37.498567, -80.843709 and Upper Indian Creek 37.513167, -80.841949
Camping (Bluestone WMA), Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Swimming Holes, Whitewater
Books - ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”, "Paddling Virginia and West Virginia: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Paddling Adventures"