Check in here tomorrow morning to see if the level stays under what is best for this spot.
I'll try to post by 8am if we are still paddling here.
The level is already up to 5.4'. That's about the upper limit for this area. I've worked in here up to 5.6' but it's a more serious upstream paddling workout with few eddies to help you out at those levels.http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv?cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&cb_00010=on&cb_00045=on&format=gif_default&period=7&site_no=01570500
Jon... to answer your question... It's an easy place to help beginners practice attainments, peelouts, eddy turns, ferrying and small wave surfing. From shore it looks like nothing but if you know where stuff is located there are 2 or 3 places with something interesting to surf and a couple of good areas with some decent flow for eddy out and ferry practice. And it's a great place for newer boaters to work on skills in easy enough water that they can actually concentrate on what they are doing.
I much prefer the Narrows once the level hit 4.5' on down, so this is something we do when the level is higher, between 4.5' on up to around 5.4'. I find it to be a fun workout session for just about anyone !!!
More experienced boaters that want big surfing waves and holes prefer the Rockville Ledge.
The level is going up by tomorrow noon to what looks like 5.3-5.4' again. This is getting to the upper level for this area. Higher than that and there's not much in the way of eddys left anymore. But it's still a good workout if you just need to get in the water. And it's a very easy in, easy out put in/take out spot.