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  Cacapon River WV overnighter
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-23-11 10:09 AM (EST)
 

Anyone floated this on an overnight trip? I did about 10 - 12yrs ago with a large group, but my memory has failed me again as far as put-in / take-out locations, camp site. Also, my wife and I have some canoeing experience, but will be making the float in 10' rec boats and was wondering if the Cacapon would be too challenging for us...I don't remember it being too difficult, but again...failing memory. Thanks in advance for any info all:)

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  see if this link works for you
  Posted by: sapien on Jul-07-11 9:01 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jul-08-11 9:15 PM EST --

an excerpt from the WV canoeing guidebook:

http://books.google.com/books?id=xeRZyMj_Qz4C&lpg=PA61&ots=zlfdhEhmn1&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q&f=false

this page has a couple topo maps you can print out:
http://www.wvu.edu/~diyoutdoors/Canoeing/Cacapon.html

 
 
  Cacapon river gauge
  Posted by: sapien on Jul-07-11 10:11 PM (EST)
according to the book you want 2 or more feet on the Great Cacapon gauge which is at the end of the river, in order to float the 50 or so miles from Capon Bridge/Hwy 50 on down to the Potomac.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wv/nwis/uv?site_no=01611500

it hasn't been consistently above 2' since the beginning of June, so this is probably best as a Spring trip ,unless you get lucky with a few days of rain.
 

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