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Smoke Hole Canyon – South Branch of the Potomac River
May 11 - May 12
This is an overnight trip on the Smoke Hole Canyon section of the South Branch of the Potomac River. You will have to carry all your camping gear, etc., in your boat. The section is mostly class I and II rapids with two class III rapids that can be carried. The takeout is in Petersburg, WV. The canyon is very remote for most of its length after Big Bend Campground until you get close to Petersburg. We will plan to meet Friday afternoon in Petersburg at the take out and set shuttles. We will camp Friday night near the put in at Jess Judy Group Campground and then Saturday night on the river. The scenery is spectacular with steep canyon walls and tall rock spires and cliffs. Fishing is good for trout and small mouth bass.