Upper Pigg River Blueway 

The Upper Pigg River Blueway is a relaxing float in Franklin County (approximately 25 minutes south of Roanoke). This Class I water is great for a nice fishing float or a leisure canoe trip with the family.


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Author: roanokeoutside2
Date: 12 Nov 2009 10:10:45 AM
Source: Trimble Outdoors on my Verizon phone
Activity: Paddling
State: Virginia (VA)
Distance: 7.95 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 0 ft
Total Loss: 33 ft
Net Change: -33 ft
Difficulty: 2 / 10
Tags: Pigg River, Roanoke, Rocky Mount, Trout Fishing, Upper Pigg River Blueway, Virginia, Virginia Paddling
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

The Upper Pigg River Blueway is a relaxing float in Franklin County (approximately 25 minutes south of Roanoke). This Class I water is great for a nice fishing float or a leisure canoe trip with the family.

Starting at 500 acre Waid Recreation Area, this eight mile float takes you through the rolling countryside south of Franklin County.  As you float, you will pass old homesteads, evidence of the once vibrant iron industry, and numerous small riffles and great fishing holes.  The float takes about four-five hours to complete making it the perfect weekend activity.   The take-out is in Lynch Park - about a three mile shuttle for your vehicle.

You will want to check the water levels before attempting this float.  Generally speaking, if the Blackwater gauge shows 2.3 feet, the river will be at the perfect level. 

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Points of Interest

Waid Recreation Area Put-In

Location: 36.968478, -79.938154
Put-In on the Upper Pigg River Blueway

The Ledge

Location: 36.975884, -79.920816
Class II Ledge on the Pigg River - 2 foot drop.

Lynch Park

Location: 36.983563, -79.889145
Take-out for the Upper Pigg River Blueway

The Ledge

Location: 36.975335, -79.922018
Photo from the Ledge

Pigg River Wipe-Outs!!!

Location: 36.978010, -79.920301
Video of the best wrecks from the Pigg River Ramble Canoe Race


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