James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 8.03'
Flow: 17300 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 2:00am
Low Tide: 9:00am

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Rocking Pocoshock Creek

December 1, 2013 10:28pm

Maybe you’ve been out walking your dog in Forest Hill Park just after a heavy rain and seen the crazy kayakers who paddle the swollen beast that is Reedy Creek. If you hadn’t laid your own two eyes on it, you wouldn’t have believed it. How is it possible that the boulder strewn crik is actually runnable? Are who are those dudes running it?

Well, they’re dudes like Ben Moore and Hunter Davis, and it turns out Reedy isn’t the only place to creek boat in the Richmond area. Sure, it’s not the mountains, but as you can see in the above video, Pocoshock Creek near where it enters the Falling Creek Reservoir is a fun drop in its own right.

Moore on his paddleboard on Reedy Creek after Hurricane Sandy blew through.

Moore on his paddleboard on Reedy Creek after Hurricane Sandy blew through.

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?