Wilson Creek (5.5 km)
|Flows:||~500 cfs to ?,000 cfs (no gauge, “Revelstoke Whitewater” facebook group is a good place to inquire)|
|Gradient:||66 fpm average|
|Put-in:||Side of Wilson Creek Rd|
|Take-out:||Wilson Creek Rd near BC-6|
|Shuttle:||5.3 km, less 5 minutes one way, all decent dirt.|
|Season:||Late Spring and early Summer from snowmelt|
Jobless Summer 2019 Roadtrip - Day 24c:
I can see this being a nice beginner float. I know that it is used often for just that, hence I am including it. But for us paddling down through the two sections upstream, I thought the rapids down here to be a little non-descript and basically just a paddle out. Additionally, the road gets down along the river more than earlier in the run, so you lose the canyon feel too. I can see though for locals it is nice.
After we finished up our run, we ran shuttle and quickly took down camp. We were about an hour from the ferry and being as it only runs every hour, we really wanted to make the ferry that left in an hour, so we hauled off towards Revelstoke again where we would camp and scheme for the last few days there.
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Take-out: From New Denver, head north on BC-6 for 5 km. As you enter the town of Rosebery, take a right onto Wilson Creed Rd just before crossing the creek. Park immediately on the left.
Put-in: Continue up Wilson Creek Rd for 5.3 km. It is pretty non-descript spot, park on the side of the road and walk down the washout to the river.
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