River Gages/Water Conditions

1. Optimal paddling levels for the Big Coal is 1.9ft-5.00ft high using the Ashford gauge.( If the level is below 1.9ft your boat will drag bottom. Levels above 5ft can be dangerous to non-experienced boaters)

2. Optimal paddling levels for the Little Coal River is 10.20ft-11.50ft using the gauge at Tornado.

Coal River at Tornado


Big Coal River at Ashford


Little Coal River at Danville



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