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West Virginia Tributary
One of the most beautiful streams in the Potomac system, this 112-mile river has been considered for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, but local opposition to federal planning and land acquisition has thwarted plans. One of the river’s tributaries is the famed “Lost River,” which flows from the West Virginia Highlands, then descends underground for several miles, to emerge as the Cacapon River. Scenic areas along the river include Caudy’s Castle, a legendary site of conflict between settlers and Indians.
For more information on whitewater in this area, select this link. Recommended minimum level for canoeing and kayaking is 2.0 feet at the Capon Bridge gage.
Current stream conditions are shown in the graph below:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a streamflow monitor on the Cacapon River. For current information on river flow, select this link.
Nearby Potomac River Stream Monitors
To view a map of Potomac River Monitors, select this link.